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The Space Between Writing

I really like this quote about writing (the context is apps that are popping up to help writers concentrate in small increments):

If you think you’ve got writers’ block after 45 seconds of not writing, you don’t need an app, you need someone gently to tell you that you should consider the possibility that writing is not just about writing, it’s also (and maybe mainly) about the space in between the writing, when nothing seems to be happening, or random stuff is having an incoherent party inside your head. Almost always, you do eventually start to write, and it seems that you’ve been considering after all. It’s not as comfy as writing a thousand words in half an hour, but it seems to work OK, so long as you think of it as part of a process of writing rather than writer’s block.

[Via The Awl]

June 15, 2012 // This post is about: ,

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  • Barbara says:

    Funny, we used to call it thinking :)

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