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Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, including The Shifter, Blue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins.

She also writes the Grace Harper series for adults under the name, J.T. Hardy.

When she's not writing fiction, she runs the popular writing site Fiction University, and has written multiple books on writing, including Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It), Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and Structure, and the Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft series.

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Janice Hardy I try to think of it as "being stuck" instead of blocked. It's a weird mental shift, but stuck just means I need to figure out something, while block …moreI try to think of it as "being stuck" instead of blocked. It's a weird mental shift, but stuck just means I need to figure out something, while block means I'm prevented from moving forward.

When I do get stuck, I walk away from the keyboard and do other things so my subconscious can work on the problem in the background. Washing my hair helps more often than not. I think it's the mindless activity while massaging the brain that does it. (less)
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3 Reasons You Should Quit Writing

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JH: When the writing gets hard, some writers wonder if they should just quit. Orly Konig shares three reasons to quit writing--and one reason not to.


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“I mean really if you can't count on your best friend to go to jail with you, what good are they?”
Janice Hardy, Blue Fire

“I would not bend.
They could not make me Pliable.
My mind was strong.
My mind was mine.”
Janice Hardy, Blue Fire

“Doing whats right is never easy ... You think you're right, but you lose track of what you were trying to do all along and then there's blood and screaming and death.Doing a bad thing for a good end just sours the good.”
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