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Rita Mae Reese Recommends… fighting ‘not writing’

“The one thing I’ve discovered about writing over the years is that not-writing is like a virus—it’s always mutating, always trying to overcome your defenses. Sometimes it will succeed. There’s no single answer that will work the rest of your writing life.”

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This short quote might just grab you and make you think about whether you’re in a writing mode or a not writing mode.

The writing business does have periods of not writing: paper work, taxes, promotions, conferences, etc.

But Reese isn’t talking about that. She’s talking about the not-writing that gets out of hand. I like her solution, and it has to do with play.



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