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Cut and Paste Your Way Through Writing Resistance: It’s Not What You’re Thinking


Can’t get the words on the page? Try putting pictures there first. Sometimes you need to back away, not just from the keyboard, but from words themselves. Cut pictures, not words,and paste them into a new creation.  Collage-making puts me in a different state of consciousness, one where my perspective is more fluid and creative […]

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Collage Your Way Out of Resistance and Into Writing


[Note: We’ll return to the Feedback series after this short break.] Can’t get the words on the page? Try putting pictures there first. As I mentioned in a previous post, Edwidge Danticat creates collages to find her way into a novel. She says “I like the tactile process. There’s something old-fashioned about it, but what […]

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