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…Writers… can’t seem to move yer story forward?… Authoress, Gay Ingram, shows yeez how…

…my dear pal, Authoress, Gay Ingram, discovered an antidote for the dreaded ‘Writer’s Block’… enjoy…

 

 

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Sidelining a Stall

Every writer gets stuck from time to time. My latest release, Not Bound By Blood (http://amzn.to/1NpgmhH), had a long road of bumps, halts, and starts. I recently came across a journal posting from 2012. At the time, I had reached the middle of the story, knew where I wanted to get, but not how to get there.

I agonized for weeks — distracted myself by fleshing out scenes for later in the story — but was at a loss on how to fill in the gap. I was stuck.

My solution was to push myself away from the torture of a silent keyboard and turn to an entirely different creative activity. My particular choice of escape at that time was to take on a quilting project. There is something about choosing scraps of fabric and shuffle them about to see how they complement each other that soothes me.

All the while, my subconsciouscontinued working at sorting out that story’s plot, without my even being aware. As I worked at the repetitious activity of feeding tiny pieces of material past the machine’s needle, images and scenes would pop uninvited into my head. I allowed them to float ..past, knowing they would find a lodging spot in the recesses of my brain and await my future invitation to see the light of day on my computer screen.

When the words and pictures inside my head felt ready to coalesce into a solution to my dilemma, I returned to the writing, refreshed and ready to pound the keys and shape the rest of the novel into shape.

It took several vacations-on-the-shelf before I finally wrote ‘the end’ to Not Bound By Blood.  It was released in May 2016 and I’m now anticipating the excitement of reading several promised reviews from faithful readers.

Thank you to all who enjoy the tales I write.

Here’s my latest – Not Bound By Blood – http://amzn.to/1V4OKQx

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…thanks for the great tip, m’Lady, Gay… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ! 🙂

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…Authoress friend, Gay Ingram, shoulda been a diplomat…

…the first thing yeez do to resolve an argument is to smack the other person soundly across the chops… oh, no, wait a minute… that’s only for Docklands Govan in Glasgow where I was brought up… my Authoress pal, Gay Ingram has developed another, better solution it would seem:

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Why Comparing Apples and Oranges?

A reader asked what was the significance of my blog’s title…Comparing Apples and Oranges. When I began to write this blog, I had no idea what I would choose to write about. I just knew I wanted it to be informative and entertaining. But, as they say, different folks need different strokes, so…

Comparing apples and oranges has to do with a long-standing difference between my husband and myself. He’s a pessimist…his first answer is always “no” and first to point out the negative aspects of a discussion. I, on the other hand, have been called an optimist…usually willing to seek out the positive.

When a difference of opinion on a subject appears to come to a stand-off, our continued arguments fall on deaf ears because we are seeing the situation from two different perspectives. Our only recourse when one or the other recognizes this, is to ease the tension by pointing out we are comparing apples with oranges. Over the years, we’ve come to an understanding…we basically agreed to disagree.

It’s taken many years to come to this realisation, but ever since we’ve started doing this, it has really eased the tension.

Thinking about this, I wondered how that aspect could be applicable to writing. How about developing those opposing viewpoints in two characters, each determined to convince the other of their rightness? And all the time they are really talking about two different aspects of the argument. Can’t wait to find some place to try this out.


Here’s my latest – Mai Lin:Another New Beginning http://amzn.to/1bNr3Z9
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Have you seen the latest blog? http://gayingram.blogspot.com/
Want to know more about me? http://gayingram.webs.com/
…right, m’Lady, Gay.. I’ll store away my knuckledusters and have a go at your method…
…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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