I don’t know about you, but I hate staring at a blank computer screen. Or a blank piece of paper. To me, it’s like a creative mind vortex, making my great ideas pour out my ears into a black hole.
Last week I was writing and I got stuck. I knew what I wanted to say, but I couldn’t figure out how to say it. Nothing was coming out. Why? Because I was self-editing. Nothing was perfect enough. I needed *that* word, that special, glittering word that made my paragraph shine. Don’t get me wrong, editing is a necessary art (and science), but if you don’t have any words on the page, what are you going to edit?
I took a break from staring at my computer screen and wandered around the house to try and clear my head. I thought about a “Writer’s Craft” class I took in high…
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