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Bad advice from famous writers

Bye Bye to Bad Advice from Famous Writers. Here’s Quick Sensible Solutions On Beating Writer’s Block You Know Will Work

The Internet is full of bad advice (mostly quotes) from famous and accomplished writers on writer’s block.

Most of it talk about the condition without really offering workable solutions.

The worst is the advice or observation offered by those who don’t or didn’t face writer’s block. They are as annoying as the advice offered by those facing writer’s block but have no urgency to beat.

The advice goes something like this: “I faced writer’s block for three months. I couldn’t write a word.  I did nothing and just went fishing and driving around. Then I sat down and I suddenly could write.”

Doesn’t offer anything to a writer who’s blocked and has to get out of it immediately.

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Inspiring Quotes on Beating Resistance and Getting Started With Your Writing

The only thing harder than writing is starting to write.” Susan Shaughnessy in Walking on Alligators

No matter how long you’ve been writing, you’ll find that the toughest part is always getting started.

Getting started means putting yourself in the mood to write, which is not easy if you’re tempted by other interesting or less painful things.

Then when you get into the mood, you have to show up at the page. Whether you’re starting a new piece of continuing an existing piece, it takes a great amount of mental strength and courage to just show up at the page.

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