Sometimes I have to force myself to start. But once I do, writing it becomes pretty simple.
Having said that though, if you really don't feel in the mood to write, don't. On those days when the last thing you want to do is write, just take a load off. Because you force yourself too hard, you won't think about what you're writing, and whatever you write is going to be baaad. Trust me. Been there, done that. You shoot yourself in the foot when you have to edit out all your screw-ups.
I shut down my computer when I do not see the easy flow of words. Then I meditate. During mediation I do not think about my work in progress but suddenly I feel like having revelation. I begin to see what is happening in my story or novel.
by Karen 6 years ago
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by Kyou Capps 7 years ago
I haven't, but it seems like it would be fun. Anyone want to give it a try with me? ^_^
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago
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by BaliMermaid 5 years ago
The first part of this challenge would take place within the forum. Hubbers can vote on which entry is the best with the normal vote up, vote down system in place.Once a winner, or perhaps winners are chosen the challenge changes and becomes a contest / challenge to write the best explanation to...
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Beginning today, I am taking a 26,000 word story I wrote nearly a year ago and expanding it to novel length, whatever that may be. I've tried to let this story go, but it keeps coming back, asking to be rewritten and expanded. I truly love the story. I know, I wrote it, so of...
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