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Tag Archives: Writers Block
In school, one of the literary exercises I found most unpleasant was précis writing. My mind wanted to run away with the words. Make big brush strokes. But here she was, my teacher, asking me to do the opposite. Edit … Continue reading
I’ll tell you a secret: when I get stuck and I simply cannot even pretend to know how to put words together to form some sort of creative, cohesive thought, when that officially happens, I play with similes. Listen, they … Continue reading
For a writer getting inspired is rarely the problem. The problem is coddling the inspiration after it strikes. A writer has to nurture, spoil, clutch at details, and memorize the elements, the colours, and the textures of that inspirational moment. … Continue reading