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R. Billing I find that the trick is this: Give myself permission to write badly for a while.

Writer's block is often just the fear of not writing up to the…more
I find that the trick is this: Give myself permission to write badly for a while.

Writer's block is often just the fear of not writing up to the quality that we expect from ourselves. Or in another sense the fear of writing badly.

But if I open a file and just start typing, knowing that if I produce rubbish I can delete it, the creative juices flow and I find I'm writing well again. then it's time to turn back to the real project.

Sometimes however the pieces I write to cure writer's block contain really good story ideas that I use later in something else.
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Robert A. Heinlein
“Still rarer is the man who thinks habitually, who applies reason, rather than habit pattern, to all his activity. Unless he masques himself, his is a dangerous life; he is regarded as queer, untrustworthy, subversive of public morals; he is a pink monkey among brown monkeys -- a fatal mistake. Unless the pink monkey can dye himself brown before he is caught.

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Rarest of all is the man who can and does reason at all times, quickly, accurately, inclusively, despite hope or fear or bodily distress, without egocentric bias or thalmic disturbance, with correct memory, with clear distinction between fact, assumption, and non-fact.”
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TyCobbsTeeth TyCobbsTeeth Thanks for adding me R.
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R. Billing Thanks for that. I'll have a look at yours.


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