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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Writer's Block

Hello Fellow Writers!

Yesterday I planned on working on my plot for "Snowed in With a Millionaire". Instead, when I had a nice 3 hour chunk of time to write, I took a nap. I feel like I'm getting a cold so I felt the time would be better used for sleep. However, I went to bed that night feeling guilty - like maybe the real reason I didn't work on my novel at all was because I am suffering from a slight case of writer's block.

I left off my writing at a place where I was stuck, and the thought of going back to that stuck, difficult place doesn't sound like fun. This is one of the reasons why I have numerous "half novels" - I'll get maybe 50 pages in or so and then give up and start a new one. My goal with "Snowed in With a Millionaire" is to ensure that I complete it by writing a very detailed, very long plot outline to help me through that time.

Today I got a good piece of advice from one of the women in my writing class about "Marrying a Movie Star". She felt that one of the scenes seemed contrived and suggested I rework it - and now that she mentions it, I realize she's right. So I will work on that today as well as try to get my writer's block unblocked for "Snowed in With a Millionaire."

Here, Bob Moresco, the Oscar winning co-writer for the film 'Crash', discusses writers block.

He says it all - basically, just write through it. Don't worry about creating a masterpiece. Just write.

Wish me luck and good luck to you too!

Yours Truly,
Shoshanna Evers

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