How to Conquer Writer’s Block: Tip 1

Pen_papers-330GET IT DOWN, THEN FIX IT UP!
I am in the process of working on rough drafts of my children’s novel “A Cat Called Zook”. I really believe in Anne Lamott’s process of “just getting it DOWN” no matter how awful that draft seems to be, just to see the potential of my story. Amazing, magical things happen in that first draft, as rough as it is. It hints at what I have to do next, when I fix it UP in my next draft, and the ones beyond. But I tell myself that there’s plenty of time for that. I scribble notes for changes and additions on my first page and in the margins, for later.

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