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STOP Not Writing - The Writer Avoidance Addict Recovery Book I Wish I Had Years Ago

Courtesy libbycole.wordpress.com There’s a time in every writer’s life when they so want to write but something, or many things, hold them back. Every hack looks at this road block as unfair, and if you’re a perfectionist or a Doer, negative emotions bubble up to the surface which makes the matter even worse. Doubt Fear Lack of Knowledge/Experience The Holy Trinity of a thing called Writer’s Block. If you gain the knowledge and experience and kill the doubt and bore the fear, you become a prolific writer, and your professional literary dreams will come true. As long as you acknowledge the existence, and necessity, of the fourth ingredient… Hard work. So many new writers view this profession as completely romantic. They see Paris in the springtime, erudite conversations in swank cafes by night. Love making by the Seine and words flowing like champagne as the after-effect. Rrright. Uh-huh. I’d so make time for those lovely moments, but in betwe

A Snowy Night - 100 Word Flash Fiction Prompt from Phantomsway


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Crystalline doilies, one by one, fall in muted perfection, dancing as diamonds in the silvery moonlight.

I turn the starter several times. Grinding but no action. Get out. Raise the hood. Someone will stop to help.

Distant headlights, blinding me as they advance. A silhouette car and man stand idle behind the glare.

"Come here, Barbara. It's over."

"No. I just need a boost. It's the battery. It's dead."

"Dead, yes. Not it. You." He reaches for my hand but I repulse his advance.

The snowflakes dull in an extinguished moon. The frosted doilies lay as a shroud over me.


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B J's Bookshelf...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Hobbit
Sessions
The Joy Luck Club
All the King's Men
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Mansfield Park
Faust: First Part
The Catcher in the Rye
Islands in the Stream
And the Sea Will Tell
Animal Farm
Charlotte's Web
Sophie's Choice
Angela's Ashes
Memoirs of a Geisha
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Hunt for Red October


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