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Don’t Talk Your Stories Away

Don’t Talk Your Stories Away

When a writer talks too much and too revealingly about a work-in-progressespecially at the early stage before the writing has taken shapethe energy to get the story written is often scattered. Sometimes what passes for a writer’s block is only a failure to relate to your stories in a way that’s conducive to getting them written. This may seem like a writer’s block but it’s not. It’s really poor writing discipline!

People have an urge to make their stories publicin any format that will satisfy the impulse. Talking over a cup of tea may be just as satisfying a release as shaping a memorable poem or novel or life story.

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One Response to Don’t Talk Your Stories Away

  1. Christine Terp Madsen May 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM #

    So true, so true. Once you’ve said it, it’s so hard to labor over writing it.

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