Writer's block


writer's block graphicLike dyslexia, this is something of a modern myth; the idea that one moment you're sitting there merrily thumping your keyboard or happily scribbling away on a sheet of paper, and then—KAPOW!—some mystical force explodes in your head and all that wonderful prose grinds to a halt right in the middle of a sentence.

I've heard people describe it that way. It's as if they were cruising down the fast lane of the literary highway, minding their own business, and unexpectedly ran smack into a fifty thousand word pile up.

Honestly, Officer, there was nowhere to swerve. It all just ... just ... just happened around me ...

But usually, this fabled writers block creeps up more stealthily over a period of weeks or months. The first you know of it is when you're X thousand words into that great British/American/Russian novel, chain smoking and knocking back the bourbon/vodka and vaguely contemplating suicide or something, and then you notice from the corner of your mind that the world has slowed down. No, it's worse than that. It's barely moving out there.

You check your watch to make sure and notice that over the past two hours and twenty minutes you've writtenwhat?six and a half words.

Remember to get milk, coffee and biscu-




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Mr Edit YouTube videos


Meanwhile, here are some of my You Tube videos that might be of interest to you. Hope you enjoy them.

You Tube video for writers and authors


Mr Edit. Let's talk about dialogue





You Tube literary agent video help


Mr Edit. Pitching fiction to a literary agent.





You Tube video - how to write fiction


Mr Edit. 5 Minute Fiction Fix.





You Tube video for authors and novelists


Mr Edit. Let's talk about tautology.






Links for writers


Preditors & Editors. Here's where you can check out the credentials of literary agents and publishers. A must for any writer.



Creative Helps. Helpful resource for the creative community. Articles, links and tips.



Nick Daws' Writing Blog. Lots of useful posts on all aspects of writing, both for print and online, plus a guest post for anyone who wants to make a contribution. Check it out.







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