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When You’re Not in the Mood

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Today’s topic comes from QSFer MK Mancos:

“Writing when you’re not “in the mood” but are on deadline. Opening a vein and putting your emotions on paper.”

Ss writers, we all live for those times when the writing just flows out of us – when it’s like we opened a spigot and it just all floods out onto the page.

But often writing is drudgery. Sometimes we’re writing the “he traveled through the forest from here to there” scenes that have nothing exciting happening. Sometimes we are stuck on a thorny plot or character issue. And sometimes we just don’t want to write.

But sometimes, there are deadlines that don’t care how we feel about writing at a particular moment.

So our questions today – as a writer, how do you push past these problems? What do you do when you are uninspired? Slowed down or blocked? Or just not in the writing mood?

How do you get the writing to bleed out when it won’t flow by itself?

Come join the discussion.

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