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This Writer's Distraction Free Smartphone
Originally published on "Madam Mayo" blog January 14, 2019.

Email Ninjerie in the Theater of Space-Time
Originally published on "Madam Mayo" blog, December 12, 2016.

Thirty Deadly-Effective Ways to Free Up Bits, Drips & Gimungously Vast Swaths of Time for Writing
Originally published on "Madam Mayo" blog, July 2, 2014.

Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Writing Workshop

by C.M. Mayo. For workshops with manuscript critique.

The Arc of Writerly Action
A blog post based on my talk on a panel about writing historical fiction, American Independent Writer's Conference, 2011. Includes a handout of recommended reading.
>Also an 8 1/2 minute podcast, click here to listen now.

Staying Focused: Writing and Researching the Longer Book Project
A PDF of a handout from my talk at the Writers Center's Leesburg First Friday series, March 5, 2010. This includes 12 Tips to Help You Hang in There and Finish Your Novel; 12 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Visit to a Library / Archive; and 10 Tips to Organize a Book in Progress.

Ten Tools for Organizing the Novel-in-Progress
ForeWord Magazine Blog, Publishing Insider Column, March 18, 2009
Link up again, now on my website

StandStand: One Highly Recommended Way to Keep on Writing While Standing
A blog post on ye olde "Madam Mayo" blog, March 30, 2015.

Why I am a Mega Fan of the FiloFax Personal Organizer
Originally published on Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools blog, November 17, 2014

"Giant Golden Buddha" & 364 More Free 5 Minute Writing Exercises
by C.M. Mayo and Friends

Thirteen Tips to Help You Hang in There & Finish Your Novel
Or other long book project. Now also a podcast.

A 2 min 42 sec video from a panel discussion "The Writer's Life: A Report from the Field" recorded May 22, 2010 at the Writer's Center.

Twelve Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Visit to a Library / Archive
A handout from a talk for the Writer's Center's First Friday Lecture Series. "Staying Focused: Writing and Researching the Longer Book Project."

The Mental Edge or, Coping with Rejection
A note on sports psychology.

Interview with C.M. Mayo by Jon Winokur.

Why I am A Mega-Fan of the Filofax Personal Organizer
By C.M. Mayo for Cool Tools.

Regina Leeds's 5 + 1 Tips to Make a Writer Happy in an Organized Space
Professional organizer and author of a New York Times best-seller offers her tips for you in a guest-blog post for my blog, "Madam Mayo."

Derek Sivers on why it's not a good idea to share your artistic intentions