Thawing Your Writer's Block

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

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3. Carve a sculpture out of it. If you simply can't break it down or melt it away, make something from your writer's block of ice. As I did above, write about how you feel when you experience writer's block, or what you think writer's block looks like. Maybe look for humor in it ("What did one writer's block say torepparttar other?" "Nothing- -it couldn't findrepparttar 129654 right words!" Okay, that's a bit lame, but you getrepparttar 129655 idea).

Whenever writer's block tries to come between you and your writing aspirations, don't try to avoid it. Instead, face it head on. Play with it, laugh at it, scoff at it, or befriend it. Make it something that you can take into your hands and deal with.

Turn it into one more tool that you can use to achieve your writing success.

Mary Anne Hahn is editor and publisher of "WriteSuccess," THE biweekly ezine of ideas, information and inspiration for writers. To subscribe,


Written by Mary Anne Hahn

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It happens every time. No matter how terrificrepparttar concept, how skillfulrepparttar 129651 writing, I find that putting some distance between me and what I've written allowsrepparttar 129652 seasonings in my words to work their magic.

If you're still itching to show your masterpiece prematurely, try throwing yourself into an entirely new writing project, or take a walk, or clean out your garage. I guarantee that once you return to it, and view it with a fresh eye, you'll find flaws you can fix and untapped potential you can unleash. Your end result will be a something that you'll be proud to put your name on.

Here's to your writing success!

Mary Anne Hahn is editor and publisher of WriteSuccess, the free biweekly ezine for writers who want to pursue successful full-time writing careers. To subscribe, send a blank email to:

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