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Maddalena Marzola Even if it's very easy not to deal with it at all (just walk away and watch a film), I have learnt a quite effective trick: free writing.
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Even if it's very easy not to deal with it at all (just walk away and watch a film), I have learnt a quite effective trick: free writing.
It's the same principle of the stream of consciousness. I learnt it while reading 'The Artist's Way', by Julia Cameron.

I take a brand new piece of paper and I start writing. It doesn't matter what I write and it doesn't matter if it makes sense or if it's just a long streak of "I don't want to do this. I don't want to do this."
Sooner or later, something will break through. If I am writing poetry, that's often the end of it.

If it's a novel, there's the problem of the blank page, but once I got through the free writing, I only have to take a deep breath and write down the subject. Then the verb. Then implement.

If it's an idea I'm lacking, then a writer's group is the next best thing.(less)
Maddalena Marzola Writing is about being a thousand different people at the same time, having imaginary friends and talking on your own.
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Writing is about being a thousand different people at the same time, having imaginary friends and talking on your own.
All of this and nobody calls you crazy, because you're a writer.

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