Stevia Flunt (asphaltcowgrrl) wrote in 1_million_words,
Stevia Flunt

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Monthly Madness – Original Fic: When the Words Get in the Way

(You’re singing that now, aren’t you?)

Most of the time, the words flow.  Sometimes, I have a hard time stopping them even.  But then, there are those days when I can’t find a single word to write. Or, the ones that I do find seem all wrong.  In the case of the latter, I find myself overusing my crutch words and bogging down the story with boring words.  Has this ever happened to you?  What do you do to break out of this rut and make the words flow again?

The thing that usually works best for me is either picking up a book by one of my favorite authors.  Getting lost in someone else’s world, immersing myself in their words, is what usually shakes it all loose for me.  What works for you?

Me on any given day:

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