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A Paint-by-Numbers Guide to Curing Writers' Block

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Struggling with writers’ block?

Lists can help us get specific, detailed, honest, outrageous, silly, wild, uncontrolled, irreverent.  They can help us break out of narrative habits and our tendencies to say no to the weird and unexpected. This is an exercise inspired by my work as a core member of Project: Project, an ensemble theatre company, which recently produced Shiver: A Fairytale of Anxious Proportions in June. Hopefully, it will help you find something unique, intriguing, something that feels right, something that feels wrong.  Feel free to adapt this technique as necessary to the project you’ve been feeling you …

August 5, 2015 | Nina Morrison

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