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John Castle

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John Castle The best way to deal with writer's block is to write complete garbage. I open up Byword, an app created for distraction-free writing, and write…moreThe best way to deal with writer's block is to write complete garbage. I open up Byword, an app created for distraction-free writing, and write complete junk. Depending on how bad the writer's block is, sometimes I start out with total nonsense, even non-words, just to warm up my fingers and get my brain settled into the physical act of hitting the keys.

After a while, the nonsense words give way to actual, coherent thoughts.

A while after that, I find that I settle into a meditative state where my brain stops fidgeting and starts working smoothly at the task of putting words on the page.

And then it's time to make the most of the momentum, flip over to Scrivener, and get back to work. Sort of like... now. :)(less)
John Castle The best thing about being a writer, as a business, is also the worst thing about it -- absolute freedom.

You set your own hours -- that's a plus.…more
The best thing about being a writer, as a business, is also the worst thing about it -- absolute freedom.

You set your own hours -- that's a plus. UNLESS you start slackin', and then that point goes from pro to con.

There's no cap on what you can earn. On the other hand, there's no safety net, either.

You can write whatever you want -- on the other hand, you can't necessarily SELL what you write.

You do what you love -- on the other hand, you have to accept that you may never do better than tread water, financially, in pursuit of that.(less)
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That headline may look cute, but it's an actual criticism -- this could be a full novel, but we only get a couple scenes. Needs more -- MUCH more.
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