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Carving Out Time To Write

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By Marc W. Polite

Making time to write is definitely a challenge to people. We have busy lives, families, and full-time jobs that demand so much of our energy. In this post, I share 4 tips for those out there who struggle to find time to write.

1. Choose A Writing Space- Could be a library. Could be a coffee shop. It could also be a small corner in your living room.

2. Write During Your Commute. – while you may not be able to pull out a full pen and pad on the subway, you can jot down notes on your phone to flesh out later. Believe it or not,  it’s possible to come up with fairly good ideas instead of just staring up at subway ads.

3. You Don’t Have to Write it All At Once- Don’t feel compelled to write a complete project from start to finish in one sitting. No need to write 1000 words at once- your schedule may not permit this. You can break it down in three or four sessions.

4. Lock In Your Writing Time- Protect It.

Even if it’s only an hour. As busy adults, not everyone has 3 to 4 hour blocks of time to commit to writing. What you do establish as your writing time, protect it. That means no timeline scrolling or any thing like that. It will only distract you.

These are some starter tips. Hopefully, you find them helpful. That’s it for this post. Take care, and enjoy the rest of your day.

M.W.P.

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Tips For Writers- Coming Soon

Greetings, my readers. You have not heard from me in a while. Building behind the scenes takes energy. On this site, you will begin to see some tips for aspiring writers. Stay tuned.

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Poetry Feature at The Loft Art Lounge October 19th!

Mocha Mic with Millie October 2023 Flyer

Good evening, everyone. I have been making appearances here and there this Fall. I have another one that you all should know about.

I’m honored to be one of the featured poets at Mocha Mic with Millie at The Loft Art Lounge on October 19th, 2023.

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Meet Marc Polite at the Harlem Book Fair 2023!

Harlem Book Fair 2023 Flyer

Greetings, all. I thought I would let you know that I will be at the Harlem Book Fair 2023.

Here is the flyer. Come through if you can.

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Meet The Harlem Writers Guild At The Schomburg Literary Festival 2023

Greetings, my readers! On Saturday, June 17th, 2023 the Fifth Annual Schomburg Literary Festival will take place. Located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, the festival will have indoor and outdoor activities from 11:30am to 6pm. Authors from the Harlem Writers Guild will be among the authors present at this event. Also, HWG member Hasna Muhammad will conduct a workshop on memoir writing. It will be held from 12pm to 1:30pm, and you may register here: Schomburg Center Literary Festival 2023: Memoir Writing Workshop

If you happen to be in Harlem, stop through.