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Nancy Lorenz Writer's block, I find is caused by a number of things: fatigue, too many things on your mind at once, and also an unfocused plot or characterization.…moreWriter's block, I find is caused by a number of things: fatigue, too many things on your mind at once, and also an unfocused plot or characterization.

I think that it is best to walk away for a few days, get rest, eat healthily, refuel, and re-energize. Then, it's easier to find new ideas, and/or gaps in continuity, better sentences or perspectives, structure etc. It is just a matter of changing gears for a while, and then returning anew.(less)
Nancy Lorenz Imagining worlds, and characters....Telling a great story, finding out what makes a character tick, and pulling emotion from your characters, and…moreImagining worlds, and characters....Telling a great story, finding out what makes a character tick, and pulling emotion from your characters, and yourself as well. Making a personal connection to the story, and hoping that others can find a similar experience / connection somewhere within the words as well. It's what makes it worthwhile!(less)
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I have a new YA ballet book out, entitled, "American Ballerina." It will debut in late November.

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I do have a sequel called, "American Ballerina." It's on Amazon, as a PB or e-book, and was published last Dec
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