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Writer's Block - Walter Shillington's Author's Workshop

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Writer’s Block affects to us all from time to time.  How it's handled depends entirely on the writer's deadline.  

I don’t have time to play around; I compose an episode of my serial every week.  This means I need to work through the problem.  For sure, what I write is crud; but that’s okay.  By the time the work is rewritten and edited, it will shine.

If your schedule is not so tight, take a break.  Maybe a walk will help, perhaps a nap.  If that doesn’t work you can always try again tomorrow.

About the time my zombie novel self-destructed, my creative urge folded and shuffled away.  I wanted to write – I love to write – but I couldn’t face the thought of starting a new novel.  Instead I joined Hub Pages.  

On Hub Pages I wrote a series of product reviews.  Mostly I evaluated software, putting the various applications through their paces and composing in-depth reports.  My one non-software related product was an inexpensive steam cleaner.  I carefully photographed each part and tested the cleaner on every surface I could think of.  It’s still a popular review on Google.

I toiled for three months on Hub Pages, composing a total of sixteen reviews.  The end result?  About two dollars per month, a good grasp of technical writing… and a renewed urge to start a novel.  If you crash and burn,  you should try another form of writing.  Eventually you will come out of your funk and, in the meantime, your skills will continue to improve.

 
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