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Writers Block

5 Steps to Becoming Creative on Command

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

You're a writer. It's your job to put words on the page. So you have a writing session here and there. But then the inevitable happens -- you get a case of writer's block.

Writing Tips from Maui

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

I'm in Maui this week -- on a family vacation I've long been anticipating for all the things Hawaii conjures up: relaxation, letting go, even inspiration. But for too-busy people, letting go can be a lot like detoxing, and instead of feeling inspired, I've felt unexpected longings.

8 Steps to Kill Writer's Block and Dance With the Muse

Leah Lamb | Posted 09.04.2014 | Arts
Leah Lamb

If you are living in the illusion that you are creating all on your own and are feeling disconnected from the genius... I hope these tips help you break on through to the other side.

Writers Block: The End of Summer Excuses

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Books
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

I put aside time this summer to write my book. I had a house on the beach in Rhode Island, and a firm commitment to finish by the end of August.

Micro-Roasted Writing: 3 Mindful Writing Tips to Move Beyond Writer's Block

Mark W. Guay | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

You can also use these writing techniques to identify your passion and purpose because all of these writing strategies are meta-cognitive in nature, which is a big fancy word that means you call attention to your thoughts and think about your own thinking.

Now We Begin Again

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Twenty-one years ago, as a young woman wandering around India on a one-way plane ticket and having never published anything, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, a great holy man who I met in Southern India, said to me, "Mariana will write things for people all over the world to read!"

Smashing Through the Writer's Block

Laura M. Artis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
Laura M. Artis

Just as you start getting into the swing of things, daydream of marrying words into paper forever at your leisure -somewhere on a remote beach -- suddenly, you run into the Armageddon of all problems -- writer's block.

If Only I Could Find the Time to Write

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

If you want to be an actual writer that puts words down on the page, you may need to change how you look writing and make choices to do it. It isn't the forces of the world that conspire against your time for writing -- it's your own way of approaching the world.

How Being a Writer is Like Being a Parent

Abby Heugel | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Abby Heugel

Most people I know do have kids, so it's not like I'm a stranger to the toils and troubles that most parents face. Given what they say on a regular basis, I realized that being a writer isn't all that different from being a parent at times.

Actually Useful Tips for Becoming a Writer

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Ashley Hardaway

"How did you become a writer?" The first time I was asked this, I felt like a fraud. I too, have asked this question.

Wrestling With the Wrath of Writer's Block

Heather Hummel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Staring at a blank page and not having the words flow the way they did last week, or even yesterday, is every writer's nightmare. To help out, I tracked down willing writers of various genres who have faced the plague of writer's block, and who were willing to share their cures or tips for preventative maintenance.

How Long Does a Novel Take to Write?

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I binged this past weekend. Not on reality TV or chocolate or martinis, but on writing. I booked a cheap off-season condo in Maine and wrote 17,822 words.

How Writing For The TV Show Community Cured Me

Andy Bobrow | Posted 07.19.2014 | TV
Andy Bobrow

This is something I have never talked about publicly. Five years ago, shortly after my beautiful daughter's third birthday, I was diagnosed with advanced SWS -- Shit Writing Syndrome.

A Rabbinic Take on 'Limitless'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

I thought it would be wonderful to be able to take a pill and suddenly become an analytical savant. I did not do this, but Eddie Morra in the intense drama Limitless does.

Sue Monk Kidd Shares Her Trick To Overcome Writer's Block

OWN | Posted 04.16.2014 | OWN

Sue Monk Kidd's decades-long writing career has produced a host of bestselling books, from the literary phenomenon The Secret Life of Bees to the late...

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

Need To Overcome Writer's Block? There's An App For That

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Oftentimes, being constantly distracted by emails, tweets, updates and alerts can take a toll on our creative thinking. But as distracting as technolo...

How to Keep Your Writing Warm When You Can't Write

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

Unfortunately, a writing retreat, there's always the letdown. You come back and family life is the same exhilarating, exhausting Bermuda Triangle it always is. And there your bag sits with those fresh pages of your novel, untouched, as mine has been for the past four days since coming home.

How I Overcame A Bad Case Of Writer's Block

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 04.16.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

Now, I can see how competitive the application process is. If I would have spent winter break doing something else rather than college applications, then I am sure I would have been lagging behind in the race to get to college

Always on My Mind

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

The loss of a good idea is like losing a good woman. Ideas come to me in fleeting moments. Sometimes it's when I am in a compact subway car with a rank odor floating around.

9 Ideas to Break Through Blogger's Block

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

Consider creating a few writing rituals. Rituals can help you set the mood. They help you turn your writing brain on and everything else off. Great rituals range from a cup of coffee and an outline to meditation or a quick walk around the block.

Bryan Cranston Made A Movie With A Production Assistant

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Many of us are sad that one of the greatest television shows ever, "Breaking Bad," (at least we have "Better Call Saul" to look forward to) is over. O...

Why I Wish I Had Writer's Block

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Evelyn Lauer

Sometimes writer's block is not you in front of the page and nothing comes out; it's you never in front of page because life takes over. It's breastfeeding and potty training, driving one kid to music class and the other to swim lessons.

New Year's Eve: Stay Home and Watch the Ball Drop, or Go Out and Watch My Mouth?

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

As I see it, I have three choices: Follow up on that query letter to Saint Nick, cancel our plans to attend a party or get crying, cursing and cobbling.

The Nightmare of a New Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Once I barge past that initial feeling of immobilization, the writing assumes its own energy. Many things emerge. They seem to come from some deep mental recess. The experience can seem like a mystifying, dreamlike process, or even a strange form of magic.