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David Carlson This depends on when in a writing project I sense a block. If it is at the beginning of a project, writer's block seems to be uncertainty on how to…moreThis depends on when in a writing project I sense a block. If it is at the beginning of a project, writer's block seems to be uncertainty on how to begin. What I try to do in that case is start writing and see what grabs me. If writer's block comes in the middle of a writing project, that seems to be an indicator that what I've written just before has lost energy. I go back a scene or two and see if there is a better way to proceed. (less)
David Carlson I write both fiction and non-fiction. My non-fiction books are interview-based and deal with advances in interfaith dialogue. The best thing about…moreI write both fiction and non-fiction. My non-fiction books are interview-based and deal with advances in interfaith dialogue. The best thing about those books is listening to the amazing insights of my interview subjects and letting their answers, in turn, interview me.
The best part of writing a mystery series is letting my characters surprise me. They seem so much wiser than me. (less)
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Are You a Writing Athlete: Part 2

ARE YOU A WRITING ATHLETE? (These first blogs in the series pertain more to writing fiction. Non-fiction writing projects will be the focus of later blogs)
Part Two: BEGINNING TO SHAPE THE CLAY
In the first blog in this series, we compared writing to running a marathon with hurdles. Writing is like a marathon in that finishing a project takes time, patience, and perseverance. As is true of a ma... Read more of this blog post »
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