Lost your writing rhythm? Here's one simple way to get it back.

Lost your writing rhythm? Here's one simple way to get it back.

Have you been feeling frustrated because you were in the flow or you did have a writing rhythm, but now you feel like you've lost it? 

If so, you're not alone. I see writers struggle with this very thing anytime they've taken a break from their writing, transitioned from one phase of writing to another—like rough draft to revisions—or gone from one type of writing to another, like short stories to a novel. I also see it happen when writers feel like their day to day life has changed. The time they have available and their daily obligations are just different.

The good news is that you can find the flow again.

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Lost that lovin' feelin'? Put the fun back in your writing!

Lost that lovin' feelin'? Put the fun back in your writing!

I tend to get really serious about my writing. I should know what to do, when to do it, and proceed in an orderly fashion. But the truth is, I often don’t know what to do. And sometimes, I’m drawn to do things all out of order with no apparent rhyme or reason. When I get caught up in thinking of that process as wrong, it means I end up not writing or writing in fits and starts of frustration.

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Sometimes, You Need to Go Off Track to Find Your Way in Writing

Sometimes, You Need to Go Off Track to Find Your Way in Writing

One of the things I frequently hear from writers is a sense of dismay at how long the writing process can be. They want to find the quickest, most efficient way through so they can finish (and publish) their short story, essay, or book.

I get it. I'm in the process of writing something that's growing (perhaps into a novel, though I'm not ready to call it that). I catch myself thinking about just how loooong this process could be.

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