Break out the scissors, tape, and a slick red pen. Attack a hard copy outline with reckless abandon.
2. In moments of despair, search twitter for links to posts on how to write through the pain of the “chapter five blues.”
3. Balance your checkbook, and then meditate on why your creativity juices are as depleted as your bank account.
4. Host a slew of kids for after-school playtime at your house on a quiet Thursday afternoon. Hope child’s play will stir the muse and bring inspiration, despite the chaos of loud music, scattered marbles on a tile floor, and smashed teddy grahams in the carpet.
Get lost in the analogy of how knitting is so like writing….
In one more last ditch effort to avoid that rewrite: Count how many times the cursor flashes at the beginning of a blank line before your eyes cross. When vision doubles, return to no. 1.
Repeat as needed.