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Keep Writing! – by Melissa Donovan…

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on Writing Forward:

When life gets hectic, getting your creative writing done seems impossible. Inspiration might be knocking, but the house is so full, you’re not sure you can open the door and let it in. How can you keep writing?

What if all you need is sixty seconds?

We all have responsibilities to fulfill and obligations to meet. We’ve got bills to pay, jobs to do, children to care for, and pets to play with. The lawn has to be mowed, garbage taken out, laundry done, dishes cleaned; the list goes on and on and on.

How Do We Find Time for Creative Writing?

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Signs You Might Need a Writing Break

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan here today. Many of us face times when we need a break from writing. Whether you balance a full-time job with writing or write for a living, we all need to step aside for a while.

I’d like to note that D. L. Finn wrote an excellent post earlier this year on mini vacations for writers. Click here to read.

The year 2022 has been one of transition for me. I’ve gone from being employed full-time with writing in the evenings and on weekends to becoming a full-time writer. Before I retired at the end of August, as much as I hated to do it, I needed to step aside from writing for a while.

Doing so meant postponing the release of a planned short story collection, but sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves, and I found I was doing that. The break was…

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