Sunday, May 31, 2009

An Encouraging Unblocking Exercise

Unblocking means that you let everything out: you write as though there were no tomorrow (and no editors in sight), you disregard logic and sense, and you simply let your brain loose (and your emotions looser, if there is such a “loose” gradient).

In fact, unblocking can be a good ego massage. You can tell yourself how good you are. You can even convince yourself: My writing is good.

So why is your writing good? Has it improved over the years? Have people read your work and complimented you on it? Using that as your theme, start your unblocking and start writing. When you are done, give yourself a pat on the back by treating yourself to something nice, whether it's a walk in the woods, an ice cream sundae, a movie, or simple an afternoon nap.

Happy unblocking!

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