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mylene-dressler's picture
Apr.01.2010
Yesterday was Wednesday, and I encountered a hump in my writing. I woke this morning and knew I'd still be facing it. I went to sleep last night--or rather didn't, tossing and turning--fretting over the absolute blank I had drawn, by the end of the day, regarding where my story was going next...
christine-bottaro's picture
Mar.30.2010
Hey, what's going on here!?   I had just developed a character, a small woman with large hands who sings loudly in the shower every morning.  She was just about to talk to the neighbor walking down the sidewalk when she took a look at me and ran off my keyboard and scuttled away.  Lost her.  ...
kyla-perry's picture
Mar.30.2010
For someone who is so good with words (written), I can be downright dreadful with words (spoken). This, I am learning, can be a common "writer thing." We're great manipulating language on paper, or computer screen. Give me something in print and I can do a speedy version of "Pimp My...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Feb.24.2010
This is the last time I'll bug you about one of my blogs on OpenBook Toronto, as I'm just about done my Writer in Residence stint  there.  This one, as the title above suggests, is about various ways (many suggested by creative writing students) to get around that pyramid sitting on your...
linda-merlino's picture
Feb.02.2010
Blog Writer’s Challenge… Month number two: February Report: Seven hundred words short of January goal. Writing my third book in ten years does not exactly make me prolific, persistent, maybe, but not prolific.  The third manuscript should be a piece-of-cake as the old cliché goes, but no, cake it...
linda-merlino's picture
Jan.29.2010
I fell off the planet about four months ago, I stopped blogging, and more to the point, I stopped writing.  Why?  I told myself that I needed to step back, but I took too many steps and found myself hanging off a writer’s cliff.  I dangled there, out over a wordless limbo, thinking.  Months of...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jan.12.2010
At about five o'clock this morning, fluid and beautiful sentences trickled through my mind like a pure mountain stream. It caused in me a tremendous sense of satisfaction, a soaring delight as each word and tiny pause knit together into a perfect pattern. All obstacles erased, there was nothing to...
j-conrad-guest's picture
Jan.11.2010
Truthfully, I think procrastination is a greater enemy for me than writer’s block. It’s often easier to put off until tomorrow what I’d planned to do today. However, A Case of Writer’s Block was written in response to a block I suffered nearly 10 years ago.  To read the remainder of my guest blog,...
susan-cogan's picture
Jan.07.2010
I want to write well. I want to be the best. Being a best-seller is like winning the lottery and rewards good writing about as consistently. I need to stop being afraid of writing.  No fear. The worst that can happen to me has happened twice. The second worse thing also happened twice. So what bad...
sarah-stone's picture
Dec.27.2009
A friend who’s been caught up for months in editing and teaching, and then in all the demands of the holidays, writes that she’s going to enter her “spider-webbed writing room” to see what’s in there. Many writers are in the same position right about now. One common piece of advice for this...