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Quick fix: How to get out of a writing slump

Sometimes, sitting down and producing a thousand quality words feels easy, enjoyable and almost automatic. Other times, the days can either drag by with you staring at an unforgiving screen of white, or you can notice that a month has flown and you haven't sat down to write once. What can we do when motivation and inspiration walk out the door? Here are four tips to get you writing again:

Five types of writer’s block – and how to beat them

Writer’s block can strike in many different forms, and there’s no one straightforward solution that’s going to get you through it every time. Recognising which type of writer’s block you’re experiencing will help you find the right tools to break through it. Here we list five common types of writer’s block, and our favourite tried-and-tested answers to overcoming them.

Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt follows the thirteen-year-old Theo Decker after the loss of his mother in a terrorist attack at the Met in New York. During the attack, Theo steals the painting that gives the novel its title, Carel Fabritius's The Goldfinch. While the title of the book might [...]

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