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Monday, April 30, 2012

How to Fight Writer's Block and Keep Your Writing Warm | Holly Robinson, Open Salon

If you're addicted to the writing life and want to "tame the symptoms of this nonfatal but debilitating condition," Robinson provides some "home remedies." For example:
Keep your writing warm. ... [I]t's important to keep your work warm during slow spells. Even if you're not writing, visit your work. Just read it over once a day for five minutes.
Here are the headings for her other remedies:
  • Know what comes next. 
  • Be armed and ready. 
  • Unplug. 
  • Change locations.
  • Describe what you see. 
  • Retype sentences. 
  • Switch up the point of view. 
  • Create a ritual. 
  • Draw a story board. 
  • Have fun. 
For links to still more advice, check out the Writer's Block section at Garbl's Writing Process Links. That site is an annotated directory of other websites that can help you follow the steps in the writing process, such as prewriting, research, drafting, editing, revising, proofreading and publishing.

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