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Lauren Sabel

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Originally from the Rocky Mountains, Lauren Sabel has returned to the cool mountain air of Boulder, Colorado after living in several wonderful cities that she will always love and continue to visit year after year.

Lauren loves her husband, her kids, her family, her friends, and stories that end happily. She also loves digging into her mind and revealing tiny gems she didn’t know were there.

Lauren learned to mind dig while getting her MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa, a Buddhist college in Boulder, Colorado. Before Naropa, Lauren studied film in Rome, where she developed her love of crypts and other beautiful creepy things. She also worked in the film industry in New York and San Francisco, focusing mainly on film festivals, as she can n
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Lauren Sabel I have always struggled with writer’s block, I found myself immediately writing back to my reader’s question. And then I thought, No. I haven’t. I’ve …moreI have always struggled with writer’s block, I found myself immediately writing back to my reader’s question. And then I thought, No. I haven’t. I’ve struggled with self-doubt. I’ve struggled with the fear of not writing a good enough book, a strong enough ending, a complicated enough character. I’ve struggled with putting aside my own fear and focusing on having fun with words (which is what writing is, after all). I’ve struggled with being unable to think through the next part of my plot. But I haven’t struggled with writer’s block.

Writer’s block has this mystique to it, as if it is something imposed on a person from the outside. It certainly feels that way, like a cage has been welded around you and you fear you may not ever get out. But the truth is, we allow it to happen. This is all coming from inside of us: all the fear, and doubt, and insecurity, and overwhelming drowning feelings of emotion. Even if we are not consciously choosing these emotions, we are responsible for both creating them, and for feeling them.

I think that digging down to the root of the problem is the answer. We must find, explore, and demystify whatever truth deep within ourselves that is stopping us.

Or, if we are blocked because something in the book isn’t working, like a twist in the plot, we have to stop banging our heads against the wall, take some long walks, hot baths, and aimless research hours, and then free write about the problem in the text until we solve it.

Then, once we dig into the root of the problem and resolve it within ourselves, we will be able to write again; and that not-so-mysterious thing called Writer’s Block will go away until next time, when we are hopefully better prepared to knock it out more quickly, and with less pain.(less)
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“But not everyone you love is a forever. Sometimes you can love someone for a reason, and for a time, and although you never stop loving them, no matter how much they may betray you, you move on, because they aren't the one who makes you into an us.”
Lauren Sabel, Lies I Live By

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