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How to Write a Haiku

A few years ago, I picked up the habit of writing haiku as a warm up exercise. This was especially useful when I was writing Balor Reborn, because I was trying to write and publish the book in a week. (Spoiler … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Write a Haiku or Short Poem

Before we really get into the nitty-gritty details of this method of beating Writer’s Block, let’s preface by saying that anyone can write a haiku or short poem. Anyone. In this instance, quality doesn’t matter as much as the actual … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Use Photographs

An old technique that has been used regularly is to use a photograph for inspiration in writing. Writing workshops often include a short period of time for members to describe the character they see in the image, or to create … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Dance (Like No One’s Watching)

In a fun combination of music and exercise, an interesting way to get yourself thinking freely and creatively is to dance. It helps if you’re less self-conscious about it, so here are some simple instructions for this task: pick an … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Listen to Music

If you find yourself struggling to write in silence, one option is to turn on some music. If you work with music on in the background, you’ll need to step away from the keyboard. For this to work, you can’t … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Go For a Walk

A surprisingly simple way to overcome Writer’s Block and get yourself in the mood to work again (if you call it work) is to go for a walk. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean hopping on a treadmill for a … Continue reading

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