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February 16, 2004

How do you deal with writer's block?

Chip Scanlan, Poynter:

Whenever I'm blocked, (like right now when I'm convinced this answer has gone on for too long, isn't responding to the question, is boring, unfocused, in short, that it sucks) I lower my standards.

Correction, I do my best to not have any standards at all. I abandon my standards. I urge myself to write badly and once I do that my fingers begin to fly, and the inner critic is powerless.

Call it freewriting, or stream of consciousness, or whatever name sounds best, but it's the act of creating.

Posted by jghiii at February 16, 2004 09:51 PM
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