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October 8, 2013

Submitted by alycia on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 12:00
  • Started Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer's Resistance, which I hope to think is helping already.
  • Such great advice by way of Joan Didion talking about her own writing process:
    "When I’m working on a book, I constantly retype my own sentences. Every day I go back to page one and just retype what I have. It gets me into a rhythm. Once I get over maybe a hundred pages, I won’t go back to page one, but I might go back to page fifty-five, or twenty, even. But then every once in a while I feel the need to go to page one again and start rewriting. At the end of the day, I mark up the pages I’ve done—pages or page—all the way back to page one. I mark them up so that I can retype them in the morning. It gets me past that blank terror." From "The Art of Nonfiction No. 1" interview in the Paris Review.

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