Welcome back to What We're Doing When We Should Be Writing, Grub's weekly roundup of literary links. In this edition, fight writer's block with advice from runners, catch up on your knowledge of frumpy authors, and celebrate the late Kurt Vonnegut's 90th birthday with some of his best life advice. Come back next week--we'll be waiting with more inspiring reading material.
I never expected that after the Novel Incubator ended I would find myself at a loss for words. I had a completed second draft, a circle of wonderful readers, folders of feedback piled high in my study, not to mention all the wisdom I’d acquired. Since I’d started in Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program almost a year ago, I’d taken my novel further than I’d dreamed possible, but as I tried to continue revision, I hit a wall.
Dear Friday Five-0,
When I get frustrated with my writing, I often give up and take a walk or perform other mindless tasks to numb my stress. Is this an effective tool, considering I always come back to my writing, or should I be sticking with it and working through my frustration, instead of throwing in the towel? ~ Eliza R.
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Dear Eliza R.,
I adore you