Harlan Coben believes that if you're a writer ,you'll find the time; and that if you can't find the time ,then writing isn't a priority and you're not a writer. For him writing is 1 job—a job like any other. He has 2 it with plumbing, pointing out that plumber doesn't wake up and say that he can't work with pipes today.
3 , like most writers these days, you're holding down a job to pay the bills,it's not 4 to find the time to write. But it's not impossible. It require determination and single-mindedness. 5 that most bestselling authors began writing when they were doing other things to earn a living, And today, even writers who are fairly 6 often have to do other work to 7 their writing income.
As Halan Coben has suggested, it's a 8 of priorities. To make writing a priority ,you'll have to 9 some of your day-to-day activities and some thing you really enjoy. Depengding on your 10 and your lifestyle, that might mean spending less time watching televi
Over the course of many years, without making any great fuss about it, the authorities in New York disabled most of the control buttons that once operated pedestrian-crossing lights in the city.By 2004, fewer than 750 of 3,250 such buttons remained functional.The city government did not, however, take the disabled buttons away—signaling countless fingers to futile pressing.
Initially, the buttons survived because of the cost of removing them.But it turned out that even inoperative buttons serve a purpose.Pedestrians who press a button are less likely to cross before the green man appears, says Tal Oron-Gilad of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,in Israel.
Inoperative buttons produce such beneficial effects because people like an impression of control over systems they are using, says Eytan Adar, an expert on human-computer interaction at the University of Michigan,Ann Arbor.Dr Adar notes that his students commonly design software with a clickable
It's not difficult to set targets for staff. It is much harder, 1 , to understand their negative consequences. Most work-related behaviors have multiple components. 2 one and the others become distorted.
Travel on a London bus and you'll 3 see how this works with drivers. Watch people get on and show their tickets. Are they carefully inspected? Never. Do people get on without paying? Of course! Are there inspectors to 4 that people have paid? Possibly, but very few. And people who run for the bus? They are 5 .How about jumping lights? Buses do so almost as frequently as cyclists.
Why? Because the target is 6 .People complained that buses were late and infrequent. 7 ,the number of buses and bus lanes were increased, and drivers were 8 or punished according to the time they took. And drivers hit these targets. But they 9 hit cyclists. If the target was changed to 10 , you would have more inspectors and more sensitive pricing. If the criterion changed