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I was wondering if you had any practices to help with getting rid of writer's block or how to concentrate on a story for longer than 7 chapters. that happens to me a lot and I have so many partial stories saved on my computer that it is running slow, but I don't want to delete them. How can I stay focused and get rid of writer's block?

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I wrote a humorous article about writers block located at http://jannieballiett.net/ForWriters.html you might be interested in reading.

The best method is to free your mind of it. Stop. Go do something else, a hobby, wash the car, clean house, what ever. Usually when you come back to the story, you see it refreshed.

Also, read and edit what you have already written. This helps to stimulate the creative juices and spawn new ideas to continue.

Read my article and try the method.

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Jannie Balliett

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I am a published writer, Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing, specializing in novel writing, and creative writing. I can answer most any question concerning writing a book, plot and characterization, tighten the prose, and the editing process, and help advise with publishing and the requirements of obtaining a literary agent.

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I'm a published writer, freelancer, and Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing for my two Online writer workshops.

Organizations
Sisters In Crime Internet Chapter, The Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Brazos Writers Group.

Publications
Writers Post Journal magazine, May 2006 issue, Augusr 2006 issue, Nov/December 2006 issue and soon in 2008, On A Whim, flash fiction anthology, offered in Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.

Education/Credentials
Some college, creative writing, fiction writing

Past/Present Clients
I have numerous clients using my service through my editorial service and numerous members in my Online writer workshops.

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