A Bit of Nano Encouragement

The Writerly Blog of Lane William Brown

There are these times, when you know that sometime before bed you have to write, and you just know you have nothing to say. You try to think of ways out. There are chores and other things to do. Maybe you should go back to the drawing board and figure out your whole story from scratch. Or maybe skip the scene that you don’t know what to do with and go try something else. The writing time is something to be feared, because you are just certain that big gap in your mind will never be filled with actual words.

Then there are these times when, after a long afternoon of thinking that way, you actually sit down to write. You put some words down. They don’t feel very good, you think, maybe correctly and maybe not. But at least you can tell yourself that you didn’t avoid writing, you…

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