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The TV Writer’s Mindset: Dealing With Procrastination, Blank Page, and the Muse (PT17)

Alex and Nick tackle how to get into a TV writing mindset and actually finish that script.
We talk about the psychological side of writing and practical ways of dealing with procrastination, deadlines, and the muse.

How do you beat the blank page? How do you deal with procrastination? How do you stay accountable with your work?

The Paper Team starts the clock…



1 – Approaching writing or the myth of “the muse” (00:38)
2 – Time-management and procrastination (06:45)
3 – External and introspective factors (21:36)
Takeaways and Resources (28:46)


Parkinson’s Law
Pomodoro technique
Crave Cafe (Studio City)
Republic of Pies
Sublime Text
Fade In
Ig Nobel Prize
The Art of Procrastination – John Perry
The Most Dangerous Writing App
Nathan For You – “Dating Website/Party Planner” (2×07)
Pumping Iron


Time Timer MOD
Rainy Mood
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

Special thanks to Jason J. Cohn for helping us edit this episode.

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Paper Team
Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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