Writing. Part 1: Overcoming Writer’s Block.

Leslie Hodgins tells us about her experience with writer’s block — right at the beginning of NaNoWriMo!

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Writing is something I’ve always done. My mom recalls me taking pens at the age of two and scribbling on pads of paper like she would.

From a very young age, books fascinated me, the stories and adventures the authors would create, the lifelike characters, the magical worlds. I wanted to make something like that happen.

Writing later in life, especially fiction, came easily. I guess I had a pretty crazy imagination. But it took me places and I learned early on, after dreaming something and forgetting it the next day, to always have a notebook and pen handy because you never know when inspiration will strike.

But what about when it doesn’t? What about when you feel your creativity dry up and every word you write feels forced and clunky? What about when you’re staring at that blank page, taunting you with its emptiness? What do you do then?

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disabilities and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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