Kurt Vonnegut sent this advice to his son, Mark.  Easy for him to say, was the first thing I thought.  But it happens to be what I tell authors who come to me with ‘Writer’s Block’. I don’t think there is really a block.  When people have to follow their head to decide who will buy the book, what is the market for the book, if it is a category, what are the rules, will it find an agent and which agency might be the best, it is paralyzing.

So as a “doctor” I advise authors to play. Wipe out any thought of selling what you are writing.  Pretend you are a trust fund kid and write what you feel, a page at a time,say every day for 50 days. 

Beats watching Judge Judy, which is my own sneaky default mindsuck.

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