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  • Catalina Gardescu

From Shitty to Witty


Blank page panic is a real thing - staring into the blank page and feeling the expectations of amazing iterations petrifying you.


Here are three ideas that help when you get stuck:


1. Start by allowing everything on the subject matter to flow on paper – as Anne Lamott says, start with your shitty first draft. Write like no one is reading. Just write.


2. Take a short break, breathe, move, step away from the writing and then re-read. Look for sense, logic and no repetition.


3. Is your writing saying what you want it to say? Consider the possible interpretations.