Seven sensible steps to success as a writer
Step 5 (Cont) Stop when you know how to go on
The target of writing two hundred words – good words, I hope – is only one part of my daily professional discipline when composing.
The other part is this: I always stop – invariably – when I know what the next words will be. I never write until the words hit a blank wall and I don’t know how to go on.
Anything, to avoid the 'black hole' of writers' block.'
I’ll write to the end of a paragraph, or a section, or a particular train of thought.
But (providing I’ve met my target) with the next words already in my mind I’ll stop writing.
I might jot a few notes down to remind myself. But the rest of the day is spent with the new words evolving in my consciousness.
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