Over the last few years, I’ve written blog post after blog post about making changes with a mind towards writing. I quit paid work. I quit volunteering. I set up my study, surrounded by books, many of them about writing. I am supported by the people in my life. I talk about writing. I read […]
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QUESTION: From our readers: “How can I overcome writer’s block?”
Diane MacKinnon: I overcome writer’s block on a daily basis by saying to myself, “I’ll just write for five minutes and see what happens.” I give myself permission to write drivel because I know, from experience, that there’s always something in the drivel that I can use–and sometimes what I write isn’t drivel at all! And five minutes turns into ten or fifteen minutes, and sometimes it turns into an hour or two.
The most important thing for me is to take the pressure off. When I sit down at the blank page, I can’t think about the final draft, I have to focus on…
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