Overcoming Writer’s Block – A Story of Angst

This modest collection of tweets is only a snapshot into the consuming hellfire that is writer’s block. I had never experienced this inescapable existential crisis, so I had zero skills on how to combat it. (caution: animated images!)

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Do Your Work: A Short and Sweet Recap of “The War Of Art”

Here is my recap and review of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

Step 1. Read this book.

Step 2. Do your work. Read More Do Your Work: A Short and Sweet Recap of “The War Of Art”

Don’t Forget to Have Fun: The Writing Edition

After a night of procrastinating online, I click – with a load of frustrations – YES when Word asks me if I want to save changes to this document. After all, it’s a bloody 30 words.

Yet, if I don’t write at all, which you’d think would spare me a lot of frustrations, my ideas gather in crazy nightmares. So I write.
But why does it take me a holiday and scribbling on scraps of paper to remind me how much fun it is to write?

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Caveat: On Writer’s Block and My Lenten Resolution

So if you read Slay Belle’s writing post from this past Sunday, she made public the challenge that I made in NaNo and Beyond: in the forty days of Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, try to write a 50,000 word or more novel.  I’m not as picky as the real NaNoWriMo people are; if there is a novel you have been working on forever and you want to finish it, use this time to do it.  The point is that we’ve all committed to producing something and actually trying to finish it.

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What’s Shaking, Writers?

Back in November, I was chronicling my progress through National Novel Writing Month. I undertake the challenge annually, beating my head against the 30 day, 50,000 word wall. When I’m done, I say to myself, “Self, take a well earned week or so off. You’ve deserve it! And we’ll buckle down to rewrites soon!” Read More What’s Shaking, Writers?

Women in Academia: Tackling Writer’s Block

You wouldn’t believe how long I’ve stared at this Word document before I started typing. You’d think that after reading article after article on how to beat writer’s block, I’d have this thing down and words would bend to my every whim. Defeating writer’s block is a process ““ a long, arduous process ““ but hopefully this list of pointers can help us all along the path to writing superstardom. Read More Women in Academia: Tackling Writer’s Block