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Naomi Kramer

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I grew up in a little country town called Walla Walla. A tiny place - about 600 people and a Lutheran church that, ironically, could seat all of them. Walla Walla had one big thing going for it - a lack of FUN trouble to get into. So when I was a kid, I spent most of my leisure time reading. And writing. And imagining weird stuff. I come by that talent naturally, you know - my mother has a nutty imagination and a nuttier sense of humour.

I grew up, moved to the Big Smoke, made a few dumb mistakes, grew up some more, and eventually realised that I'd always wanted to be a writer. So I started writing again. I wrote, and wrote, and eventually DEAD(ish) turned up in my head, almost fully-fledged, and I decided that Linda, Mike and Trent might ju
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Naomi Kramer I tend to get 'writer's block' when I notice a problem in my story and don't have an immediate solution for it.

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I tend to get 'writer's block' when I notice a problem in my story and don't have an immediate solution for it.

I have two methods for dealing with it:

- Describe the exact problem exactly where I noticed it in the text, surrounded by square brackets [ ]. The square brackets are to help me find it later; often once I have the problem down in words and know that I'll deal with it before the book's published, my mind is cleared of that worry and I can go on with whatever scene I was writing. I have to thank Piers Anthony for this solution; he mentioned it once in an Author's Note at the end of a book, and it's been a great boon.

- Put it in background processing. Sometimes I can't think of a good solution to a plot hole or boring section of story. Typically, I'll just go on with a different task, and think about the problem on and off over the next week or two. Generally I'll have an 'A ha!' moment, and the problem is solved in a weird and funny way without much conscious thought.(less)
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