Monday, May 28, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #14: Strictly Speaking

Find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed and bring a recording device with you (anything handheld will do).  Narrate out loud the piece you're stuck on, as if to a friend—you may find that using your actual voice will help you find your writing voice again.  If your piece has multiple character voices, don't read them all in the same monotone—improvise and add color.  When you listen to it later, you can edit for clarity, but maintain your voice as much as possible. Gain more free time for other tasks or for yourself.

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