Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Topic: How to Find Time to Write

10-second review: Mentally write in your mind while doing some other task besides writing.

Title: “No More Excuses—Make Time to Write.” Laura LaRocca. The Writer (December 2008), 36-37. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers.

Quote: “Writer’s block is the biggest time-waster of all. Instead of staring at a blank page, do a mindless task such as laundry. But as you do, keep yourself mentally parked in your chair and work out the [writing] problem. When you return to your desk, you’ll have the next bit worked out…. You’vepre-done’ another [writing] task.” p. 36.

Comment: Many successful writers say that they write mentally while doing something else: jogging, cutting the grass, listening to the sermon in church, shaving, etc. RayS.

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