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Writers’ Brains Require Random Input

“Where did that come from?” Usually I’m so enthralled by fresh ideas, images, insights and plot points, I immediately focus on weaving them into the story. I’m so busy figuring out where to go with those ideas and images, I don’t notice where they came from. For example, I couldn’t tell you why the leaves […]

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Is Your Writing Blocked or Have You Run Out of Random?

About a month ago, I stumbled on a stand-up routine by Amy Schumer. I learned something from Amy about women her age that I wouldn’t have learned anywhere else. My mouth fell open. “Really?” I said this out loud even though there was no one else in the room. “Seriously?” Thanks to Amy Schumer, random […]

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