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The Dummies Guide to Overcoming Writer’s Block

What is Writer’s Block?  The Brewster’s dictionary defines writer’s block as – “A periodic lack of inspiration that can descend on the most experienced of writers and that results in an almost pathological inability to put pen to paper.” As a child, I used to wonder how it was possible for anyone to have writer’s block. Would the thoughts in a person’s head just disappear? I was quite convinced, as only a child could be, that I could never experience writer’s block. I was magical. I was  ...

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How Not to Find A Literary Agent for Your Book

I was a teenager when I received what appeared to be a positive reply from a literary agency. Back then, that felt like an incredible achievement. The name of the agency escapes me but I’m pretty sure they’re out of business by now. The agent thought my book was superb and was ready to represent me but first I would need to get my book typed out on a computer instead of a typewriter, which I’d used back then. She offered this service at $2 per page and a representation fee of $500. The  ...

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11 Sources for Writing Ideas When Your Muse Has Gone AWOL

Gene Fowler once said, “Writing is easy. All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” This scenario is common for a lot of writers at one point or the other in their careers. You sit and stare at a computer screen for hours but you can’t come up with anything worth a damn to write about. In the absence of your muse, there are a few other places where you can find inspiration in the meantime: 1. Childhood Your childhood is full of memories  ...

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