Finding Your Way Back

Posted by Rachel on December 13, 2016 in current event, discovery, inspiration, writer's block, writing |

If you’re like me and many other writers, sometimes you lose your way. Whatever the reason might be– inspiration feels like it’s missing or maybe anxiety has become overwhelming– we all have gaps in our process. The important thing isn’t that the blank space has occurred or how long it’s been, those are merely distractions […]


How to Fix the Uh-Oh Moment

Posted by Rachel on February 16, 2012 in how-to, writer's block, writing tips |

Recently I had a conversation with Sarah Higbee (@sjhigbee) about planning. I’ve made it clear before that I am an obsessive planner. I have to outline the plot, the subplots, the character arcs, the whole shebang before I even think to write. And while for those organized folks out there, this style would work, for […]


How to Overcome Writer’s Block

Posted by Rachel on November 10, 2011 in how-to, inspiration, nature, writer's block, writing tips |

You’re sitting silently in front of your writing nook, the backlight of your computer bathing the dark room in a heavenly glow. Hovering above the keys, your fingers are eager to begin typing out your thoughts, but an irritating sensation clouds your mind. A slight pain zips between your ears as if your train of […]

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