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More tips on breaking writer’s block

More tips on breaking writer’s block. I came across an article in a British journal that had hints on breaking through writer’s block.  I don’t agree with all of them but I thought I would list them anyway. Read a … Continue reading

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Heat, bad air but a new mission

Portland is know for its fresh air and rain.  Well, welcome climate change.  We’ve had 50 plus days of no rain at all and weeks for 90º weather.  The air is filthy, too.  Extreme heat makes the fibro pain worse … Continue reading

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Not believing in myself

I left a job well over a year ago, and I realized that because the group paid no attention to a number of highly innovative ideas when they chose a new executive director, I figured my ideas were worthless.  I … Continue reading

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Can knowing why we write save us from writer’s block?

Can knowing why we write save us from writer’s block? Let’s face it:  most writing never gets published.  There are over a million manuscripts in the US looking for publishers and the vast majority will never find a home with … Continue reading

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Dream journal can defeat writer’s block

Graham Greene used a dream journal to defeat writer’s block, according to a New Yorker article by Maria Konnikova, published last March. I started to keep a dream journal about five months ago.  I first remembered dreams every day but … Continue reading

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Writing the right work

Writing the right work seems as odd topic for the writing blog.  But I’ve been working at a snail’s pace on a novel about terrorism.  I had written a lot but abandoned the manuscript at 600,000 words.  I had writer’s … Continue reading

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Persist to get through writer’s block

Persistence is a way of getting through writers’s block.   Bradbury wrote a short story a week for ten years before he wrote one good enough to publish.  He didn’t look back after that. Jean Genet, the great French novelist, wrote … Continue reading

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Guilt can cause writer’s block

Guilt can cause writer’s block.  I know because it appears to have caused mine. I grew up in an alcoholic, violent home.  I was told I was stupid, ugly and couldn’t do anything right repeatedly.  That was what they thought … Continue reading

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Seeing yourself writing

If you design an avatar who looks like you and then put that person in a scene where they are writing, you are more likely to write. I have used my imagination since I have no clue how to create … Continue reading

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Imaging limits where there are none

I had a dream where this thought appeared,  a variation on something I read this week. I imagine limits on the relationships I can have, the success I can have, how much I can write, the quality of the work– … Continue reading

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