WTS 52: Show up at the page no matter what. Writing is like running: sometimes the hardest part is getting out the door!
When all else fails, write for love. I love my current rewriting. It’s a good sign when the climax of your book makes you cry, right?
WTS 53: Disown part of yourself–lose touch with all of yourself, including creativity (from O’Doherty’s GETTING UNSTUCK …)
On the topic of time management, check out this inspiring interview with Lindsey Eland (SCONES AND SENSIBILITY): http://bit.ly/6lUTCi
WTS 54: Explore the psychology of creativity with CREATIVITY FOR LIFE by creativity coach Eric Maisel (http://bit.ly/7pWjK0)
WTS 55: Slowing down can inspire http://bit.ly/92rxaf
WTS 56: If you write YA, there’s no substitute for eavesdropping with pen in hand. Or better yet, raise a teen of your own and take notes!
Today’s quote from oldest son: "Division of labor. I come up with plans and you laugh at them." Ah, I’d never come up w/these lines myself!
WTS 57: Apply critique group to story premise, plot, structure, beginning, and characters.
WTS 58: Stuck on a scene? Who says you have to write them in order? Skip around for inspiration
…or check out Rosenfeld’s MAKE A SCENE for info on scene functions, core elements, and types of scenes. http://bit.ly/bSfxMd *GREAT BOOK*
WTS 59: Ask: What do I care about? What am I confused about? What do I love and hate? The best fiction moves past plot to philosophy.