Maggie MearsThere are many many ways to circumvent "writer's block." In fact one of my classes revolves around that whole subject. If you want more information on…moreThere are many many ways to circumvent "writer's block." In fact one of my classes revolves around that whole subject. If you want more information on that topic, let me know and I can email it to you. A few of these suggestions, are: a. Develop a nom de plume (a fictitious name from which to write) and pretend THAT person is the author. b. Agree to meet with other writers outside your home, with the express agreement that you will WRITE together (not chat). c. One of the most hilarious things to do is to go to a Goodwill or similar store and buy the most outrageous, "not you" outfit that you can find. Meet with a few other people to write, wearing those outfits. you will be amazed at what comes out of your pen or computer. d. Set an alarm with an agreed-upon time period, turn off your cell phone and WRITE. e. Do not focus on punctuation at first. Write drivel if you have to, to get started. Then, very soon, you will find yourself writing. The words will pour out of you! f. Finally, go for a walk and observe life around you. (less)
Maggie MearsI was inspired by a story in a weekend newspaper magazine, when I read about a lady in Massachusetts who changed the lives of teenagers in her…moreI was inspired by a story in a weekend newspaper magazine, when I read about a lady in Massachusetts who changed the lives of teenagers in her community. I had yearned to make a difference for kids but never ever thought it would be through teaching writing until I read Pat Schneider's story and wrote her a letter. That event changed my whole life. Learning that I have a "voice" that comes through in my writing. It is mine and mine alone. And I can make a DIFFERENCE for others. For me, this is the best. (less)
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