Here’s a nifty trick I gleaned from an interview in Writer’s Digest. It could help you with writer’s block or just catapult you into your fiction or nonfiction project.
Could the inability to not remember something you have written be evidence of being in the flow? Going through a manuscript today, I laughed out loud. I became a reader at that point. Hear why that’s a good thing and how to get to that point.
Rick Bragg gave a lecture where he said something profound about fiction and non-fiction that captivates us. Whether you’re cooking up a story that’s fictional or you’re bringing some event to life, think about his words as you sit down to do your work today.
I found an old interview with the author of A River Runs Through It online. Art and life and memory and guilt and hope are all woven into that story. I love hearing the author who put the words on the page reflect on the process.
the years that I have needed concentrated writing time. Most projects are day by day, hour by hour, but sometimes you’re given a gift of concentration. Here’s a fresh story from my writing cave to encourage you.
What will you do when someone says YES to your writing? I’ll tell you what I do. I get nervous. I doubt. I struggle with believing I have something to say. Do you long for someone to say YES to your words? Prepare for the YES now.
And believe it’s on the horizon.
One of my literary heroes is Walter Wangerin, Jr. He answered an important question of mine that I think might encourage you.
I asked, “Does it bother you that you don’t have control over the story that sells the most or what people will remember you for?”
I believe the answer will send you back to the page.