Tips from the Pros: Kemp, Pauley, and Cordell on How to Wrangle Your Muse

WritersdontcryIt’s the Friday after Thanksgiving, and with NaNoWriMo over in just a few days, surely you are taking advantage of the holiday for a weekend of writing to remember! (I know I am!) But just in case that turkey has you dozing, here are some inspiring words from award-winning and New York Times best-selling authors who’ve learned to wrangle their muse against all manner of temptations and distractions.Jumpstart

This culminates a week-long party celebrating the thousands writing for NaNoWriMo. If you missed it, be sure to check out Monday and Wednesday's posts for more inspiring tips from some of my favorite professional authors.

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Kimberly Pauley (read her books)
Author of Sucks to Be Me (YALSA Quick Pick) and Still Sucks to Be Me (VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror list 2010)

We’ve all been there: transfixed and empty, staring at the blank page, our head in our hands and our hair standing on end. Usually, it happens when you’re under a deadline (either official or of your own doing) or when there’s some other pressure upon you to GET THE WORDS DOWN. And that’s the key thing--we often get stuck because we don’t have the time to get stuck. So, how do you get un-stuck?

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What a great post!

Posted by: Nancy Keim Comley | Wednesday November 30, 2011 at 10:08 AM

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