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Gail Shepherd

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Gail Shepherd A big part of dealing with writer's block is not worrying too much about writer's block. If I come to a place in my writing where I feel stuck, I try…moreA big part of dealing with writer's block is not worrying too much about writer's block. If I come to a place in my writing where I feel stuck, I try to recognize it as a sign that I need to process, or look at the work in a fresh way, or sleep on it, or experiment wildly until the stuck feeling clears. I often have a couple of writing projects going at a time, so if I get bogged down with one, I can turn to another. That allows me a detour, so I can keep working. In a way, I see temporary blocks as positive and necessary experiences. They're little flags that say: "You're figuring out something important. Let your mind do the work it needs to do, and don't stress it."(less)
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The idea of "deliberate practice" has been around for years, but it's become something of a buzzword lately. You've heard the drill: you need to put in 10,000 hours of work, or about 10 years of focussed practice, to achieve expertise in anything -- from writing poetry to throwing darts. Which is why your writing mentors are forever telling you to write, write, write. Because the more you writ... Read more of this blog post »
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