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Mar. 26th, 2009 | 12:29 pm
music: Absolution soundtrack

Every author faces this. Call it block or whatever you want. I'm too compelled to write to stop for anything - except family crises. So, when I hit a spot where the muse SLOWS, I keep going.

Like in book 3. I'm HEAPING crud on Zoe. HEAPING. Can things get worse for her? You betcha. The fire's up and she's going to get scalded. I don't let the worries of "Oh, is this over the top? Maybe I should rein in..." or stuff like that sway me, or cause me to stop in wonderment. Forget that. Movement is the only thing that keeps words flowing. Scenes blooming.

Chapters solidify under pressure.

Next time you hit the wall, write anyway. See where it gets your characters. Usually, the more intense my environment, the more pleased I am with my creative output.




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hearts_ballroom

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from: hearts_ballroom
date: Mar. 26th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
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goodness, sounds intense!
I am glad I am not Zoe, in the hands of a writer that could turn my world crazy at any moment she sees fit. ;) haha

but I'm glad you find that invigorating. ^_^

xox

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dancewriter

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from: edenzdream
date: Mar. 27th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
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LOL...you better be glad, girl.

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hearts_ballroom

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from: hearts_ballroom
date: Mar. 27th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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haha :P

of course ;)

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dancewriter

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from: edenzdream
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
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LOL!

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hearts_ballroom

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from: hearts_ballroom
date: Apr. 4th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
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this needed a double reply? :P

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dancewriter

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from: edenzdream
date: Mar. 27th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the link!

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from: anonymous
date: Mar. 27th, 2009 09:05 am (UTC)
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Sounds good!! :D

Michelle

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from: anonymous
date: Mar. 27th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
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Great advice! As prolific as you are, you obviously know what you're talking about.

Have a great weekend, and stop by my blog for your Fun Friday laughs when you get a minute.

Chicki
chicki663.webs.com

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dancewriter

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from: edenzdream
date: Mar. 27th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Off I go to Chickies!

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from: anonymous
date: Mar. 28th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
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Poor Zoe. Nice to see you plodding on, K. It's a wonderful series.

Bella

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dancewriter

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from: edenzdream
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
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You'll be the first to know, girl :)

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from: anonymous
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
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I completely agree with you. I'm a big believer in throwing it all into the first draft. If it turns out to be too much, that's what rewrites are for.

Dawn

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dancewriter

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from: edenzdream
date: Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
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So right.

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