Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Cure for Writers Block

We have a special treat for our next blog entry: Writer's Center instructor C.M. Mayo has some tips for writers.

The Cure for Writers Block (Use an Egg-timer If You Must): C.M. Mayo's "Giant Golden Buddha" & 364 More 5 Minute Writing Exercises

The most confounding challenge for most writers, whether newbies or tough-as-bark old pros, is finding the time to write. But --- come on, no excuses--- it's easy to "take five." Back in 2005, after teaching a one day workshop on "Break the Block," for my workshop participants, and also for myself, I decided to make it my daily practice to post a 5 minute writing exercise. I also invited a few writing friends, including several Writers Center faculty members, to contribute their favorite and most effective exercises. "Giant Golden Buddha" and 364 more are available for you at May they be both fun and useful.

P.S. I'm offering a one day workshop on "Flash Fiction" on July 26th. To register for that, visit

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