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Cut the Cable

Via twitter: Tobias Bucknell’s writing advice is to cut out cable.

What’s funny to me is that almost every. single. person. I tell that four hours TV watching a day statistic to says without fail “Yes, but I don’t watch that much tv.” Statistically I have to imagine someone is lying to me! We often quite underestimate the time sink it is. To combat that, every once in a while I use a time sheet and track where I spend my time in a week, to keep myself honest. And I fall just slightly below the American average when I have cable. I fall well under it when I don’t.

I don’t have a TV, so I can personally attest that getting rid of one is not a foolproof plan for writing more. It certainly can’t hurt, though.