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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WRITING WITH NATURE by guest blogger Tina Welling, author of WRITING WILD
By Samy AbulEla

Ralph Metzner, in his book Green Psychology: Transforming Our Relationship to the Earth, discovered that tuning in to each of the four elements of nature — air, earth, fire, water — produces an experience of consciousness that is associated with the qualities of that element.

He didn’t exactly have writers in mind when he put forth this idea, but, since I’m a writer, that’s how I translated his work, and I think it’s a valuable tool for writers. When we align ourselves with the element of nature that meets our writing needs, we dip into a vast inventory of inspiration and insight.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
GETTING UNBLOCKED FROM WRITER’S BLOCK by guest blogger Denise Jaden, author of Fast Fiction
By Samy AbulEla

Most writers have probably felt as though they’ve been “blocked” or stuck for words at one time or another, so if this is something you struggle with, you’re not alone. However, I believe that writer’s block can be solved quite easily by trying these simple practices:

1. Change your perspective. Writer’s block really isn’t about being unable to write. Have your hands and fingers seized up? Even if they have, you likely have a voice recorder on your phone that you could use. You see, writer’s block isn’t about your inability to write; it’s only about your anticipated inability to write well. Every writer has bad days when their writing isn’t great. This is normal, and it will not last forever, as long as you keep pressing on. Give yourself permission to write poorly for the next week, and I’ll bet you’ll be finding glimmers of greatness within your writing again in no time.
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