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How do writers overcome the initial hump of procrastination and get into the rhythm and momentum of writing a story?

You're on a quest for purple unicorns. There is no secret button that summons up our creativity. Every word we write is a victory against distraction, self-doubt, and obligation. It's a battle against what Steven Pressfield dubs Resistance or, more simply, "the enemy": "The writer is an infantryman. He knows that progress is measured in yards of dirt extracted from the enemy one day, one hour, one minute at a time and paid for in blood." I say all that, and then I add the "but"...

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