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Sheila Williams For myself, I don't think of writer's block. I do think that, at times, the writer gets tired (as with any job, profession, craft). And if you're tire…moreFor myself, I don't think of writer's block. I do think that, at times, the writer gets tired (as with any job, profession, craft). And if you're tired, it means that "the well is dry".* So refill the well! Read (not your own work!), listen to music, walk, engage with friends (via Zoom or Facetime in these days of covid). Explore. And then return to the page.

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Sheila Williams Read, read, read. Especially poetry.

And write. Don't give up on your book/story/play/poem. Be tenacious. Keep going - as Margaret Atwood advises, don'…more
Read, read, read. Especially poetry.

And write. Don't give up on your book/story/play/poem. Be tenacious. Keep going - as Margaret Atwood advises, don't sit down in the woods. If a section or paragraph doesn't work, figure out what's wrong and rework it. Don't be afraid to revise. A lot!(less)
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It's Wednesday. June 10. Summer (at least, that's what the temperature feels like). The hum of AC in the neighborhood breaks up the delight of bird song in the morning. I am at "pub date +1" - my fifth book in print, arrived yesterday. I feel like one of THE SECRET WOMEN - covid has kept me a secret (!) because I can't do public book signings, I can't (or shouldn't) go door to door and peddle the Read more of this blog post »
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