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On Writing & Getting Unstuck

Back to blogging after being distracted by Thanksgiving preparations and house guests and then a miserable cold that actually prompted me to cancel classes last week, a first. Happily yesterday I finally got back into writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony I want to make an observation about my writing process: when I’m stuck, i.e., I can’t move my writing forward, there are two solutions 1. Unravel what I’ve written to the point that I get unstuck, i.e., find the place where I started down a cul de sac; 2. Resort to paper and pencil (always a mechanical pencil) to work out the problem, i.e., where to go from that point.

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