April 17, 2011

On Tricking Yourself into Being able to Write Things

I have seen this attributed to Hemingway, Roald Dahl, William Goldman, and maybe even a few others, but whoever said it, it's some of the most useful advice anyone ever gave me:

The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day you will never be stuck. Always stop while you are going good and don’t think about it or worry about it until you start to write the next day. That way your subconscious will work on it all the time. But if you think about it consciously or worry about it you will kill it and your brain will be tired before you start.
Posted by Dr. Frank at April 17, 2011 05:03 PM | TrackBack

Wow, that is good advice.

Posted by: Nate Pensky at April 17, 2011 08:56 PM
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