Yi Shun Lai

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Yi Shun Lai (say "yeeshun" for her first name) is the author of NOT A SELF-HELP BOOK: THE MISADVENTURES OF MARTY WU (Shade Mountain Press, May 2016).

She is a prose editor for, and co-owner of, the Tahoma Literary Review.

Her nonfiction can be found at Cutbank Online, at The-Toast.com, at TheHairpin.com, and at Bustle.com.

Her short fiction appears in Atticus Review. Previously: Akkadian, 94 Creations, BigLucks.com.

She's a fan of cold cereal, and like to roll arond in warm laundry when she's stressed. She lives in southern California.

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Yi Shun Lai Going for a walk, or stepping away from your desk, is probably the best way I know of to break writer's block.
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Going for a walk, or stepping away from your desk, is probably the best way I know of to break writer's block.
Consuming some other kind of media--a book, a short video, anything with narrative--is also a great way to gain inspiration.
Or just call a friend, even if you're not talking to him or her about your work. Probably the most important thing to remember is that breaks are important. (less)
Yi Shun Lai The possibilities for inspiration are all around you! Inspiration could be in the next page you turn; the next person you bump into; the next animal…moreThe possibilities for inspiration are all around you! Inspiration could be in the next page you turn; the next person you bump into; the next animal you see, or the next tree you observe. What a lovely life. (less)
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This is Part 15 of a multiple-part live-blog of Jane Friedman’s The Business of Being a Writer. Parts 1-14 can be found here.



Writer and editor Jane Friedman believes writing can be a career, and her latest book,  The Business of Being a Writer , lays out just what components go into writing as a business. It should resonate with everyone out there who writes or would like to write for a liv...

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Sara Latta Hi Yi Shun,
Clearly, I don't check my GoodReads updates often enough...you replied to my message about marathons 23 days ago! But you know, after 5 marathons, I DO feel as though I'd been done IN. Your typo was right on. Hee hee.

I see you read Scarpetta and gave it two stars. I'm still struggling to finish...only because my son gave it to me for Christmas (!) last year and I feel I ought to. I've listened to some of her other books on audible.com and enjoyed them, but this one...bleh.

I hope you're doing well. My college and now FB friend in upstate NY says she's seen a few snowflakes already. Good writing weather, I say.


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