Ten Second Writing Tip – Breathing Room

by Gayle Towell
typingbloodygifThe best way to handle a scene that has you stumped is NOT to sit and beat your head against it until it comes out right. All that will come out is blood and brain matter, which makes a mess on everything. The key is to trust that the scene will come to you when it’s ready, and just let it go (Let it go, let it go. Can’t hold it back anymore…). Letting it sit allows you to zoom out and soak up the big picture until everything naturally falls into place. For me, this often happens in the shower. Which is also where operatic renditions of “Let It Go” happen. Coincidence? I think not.


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