Two helpful recent productivity and writing posts


Here are two recent posts which I’m finding helpful.

The first is from patter (Professor Pat Thomson) about a new collection of short essays critiquing bad ideas about writing (which mostly seem to be US-based and derive from Strunk and White’s key book). Her summary is both clear and helpful (and a model of how to do so), and there is also a link to the book, which is freely available in digital format.

The other is from the Nozbe team, and gives seven key steps to increase daily productivity—note, productivity, not hours worked. Nozbe is an electronic tool to keep task lists and plans up to date. It’s based on Getting Things Done (GTD), and I came across it through Michael Hyatt‘s recommendation—I’m doing his Free to Focus course and finding that incredibly helpful.