If you’re anything like me, you try to set aside a certain amount of time each day to smash out words. You set goals, allocate the time, and hope when the appointed hour comes you deliver. With that being said, there have been plenty of times I sit down to start writing and suddenly feel detached from the story. No ideas come. I can’t even picture how my protagonist would talk. The dialogue becomes generic. The descriptions comical. The heart of the story is falling apart in front of me.
It’s painful, and I think we’ve all been there. Maybe you are there right now. Here’s an idea. Stop writing, and start daydreaming.
I never put much stock into the idea of visualization until I was trained to use it myself. One of the most stressful training evolution’s I ever experienced was something called drown-proofing. In a…
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