Friday, June 15th, 2012

You're Writing Even When You're Not Writing

"If you think you’ve got writers’ block after 45 seconds of not writing, you don’t need an app, you need someone gently to tell you that you should consider the possibility that writing is not just about writing, it’s also (and maybe mainly) about the space in between the writing, when nothing seems to be happening, or random stuff is having an incoherent party inside your head. Almost always, you do eventually start to write, and it seems that you’ve been considering after all."

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dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

In that case, here, enjoy my zen trilogy.

churlishgreen (#49,256)

Well, I guess I'm having a productive day after all!

hershmire (#233,671)

Writing is supposed to be a quiet, contemplative process? Pure madness.

if only more content-farm overlords realized this.

skahammer (#587)

@Maura Johnston Or maybe they do realize it and just don't care.

Tell that to the little countdown clock on the editing function.

Ha! My non-writing process/rumination time has been vindicated.

deepomega (#1,720)

I find I get the most work done when I'm reading TheAwl.

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