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overcome-writers-blockIt’s frustrating and completely natural. Every writer doubts his or her story at some point. And I’m always worried that my story is boring. To me, that’s the worst thing that could happen.

One thing I do when I start feeling that way is to put it down for at least a week and work on something else — either writing a different story, reading something written by someone else or even just taking a break from writing & reading all together. But I always give myself a date that I will jump back in.

There’s been a few stories that I’ve (partially) written and feel like they just aren’t working. Even when I come back to them, I still don’t feel that spark I had when I first came up with the idea. When that happens, I often cannibalize pieces of it into new, different stories.

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