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Writers Block

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 03.21.2014 | Books

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 02.27.2014 | 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.

Effects and Remedies for Scatterbrain Creativity

Caryn Chow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Like a fantastic dream you don't want to awake from, you want the floodgates of genius to flow for as long as possible. Here are five easy tips to sustain the flow when it arrives.

19 Tips to Keep Your Writing Career in High Gear

Tom Lowery | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Anyone who's a writer will tell you it does have advantages but can be tough. For many, the challenges are nearly insurmountable. Whether an author of books, articles or a blog, the best of us embrace those challenges and allow them to shape us.

Writer's Block: When Life Gets in the Way of Inspiration

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

Where do these dry spells come from? Why can they take days or weeks or months to pass? Does everyone suffer from them? Many writers do, and I always enjoy reading how successful writers deal with the ugly monster of perfectionism or when the creative well dries up. How do you write when life gets in the way of inspiration?

The REAL Reason You Have Writer's Block

Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

We've all been there: Staring at a blinking cursor on a bright white screen, your brain as blank as the Word document in front of you. Creativity can ...

Choose to Write

Angela Maiers | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Today I am beckoning and challenging the writer in you. Just write. Your words and ideas have the power to move and motivate strangers, to shake the work and rattle the skies (even if it is just your eyes for now).

Notes on a First Novel

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books
Kathleen Reardon

Many people have told me they would love to write a novel. Why then have so many of them not done so?

Blogger's Block

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.28.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's Sunday night. The bills are paid. The counter is clean. It's summer. I have no more blogs on deck and I have a week ahead of me with no time for...

When You Finish Your Novel, What Then?

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

What is it like to finish a novel? The first time you do it, you feel utter euphoria, and you should. Unfortunately, what follows isn't always instant acceptance by an agent, an editor, or even your beta readers and friends.

29 Artists Talk About Breaking a Creative Rut

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Ever get stuck in a rut or find yourself in funk that lasts too long in work or at home or in a relationship? Twenty-nine artists all too familiar with overcoming a creative block share their secrets for breaking free.

To Blog, Or Not To Blog...

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

They tell me to blog for myself. Write what you're feeling and about what's going on in your life. But isn't that what my diary is for?

Getting Knocked in the Head

Peri Pakroo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Peri Pakroo

Sure, challenges are great for learning and personal growth, but what if you're trying to create in the moment and you haven't had time to process what you're going through? What if it's just too damn heavy to deal with creatively? That's what I've been grappling with.

Author Natalie Goldberg on the Zen of Living, Writing and Eating

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind. We live in discursive thinking, and what we want to do is drop below to first thoughts, which is wild mind and true energy."

'Downton Abbey' Creator: Why My Friends Thought I Was 'Crazy'

Posted 02.20.2013 | OWN

By Julian Fellowes Four rules for getting creative: 1. Years ago, after I left Cambridge and went to drama school, my friends who were going...

How to Bust Up Your Writer's Block (Part 1)

Margot Atwell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Margot Atwell

Being a writer without inspiration is a terrible feeling. Just staring at a blank Word document, watching the cursor blink, typing half a line and then deleting it, is the stuff of most writers' worst nightmares. Here are a few ways you can combat that.