In this episode I talk about creative ways of getting unstuck when you’re working on a project, and showcase John August’s Writer Emergency Pack – a deck of cards designed to help storymakers out of jams. I also review what I’ve learned from speaking to the various authors I’ve had as guests on the show so far, and talk about some key takeaways you can apply to your writing practice right now.

NOT ONLY THAT but I drill down into the idea of ‘success’ and ‘failure’ as an author, and what they might actually look like for different people. My position is that the most common standard of writing success is responsible for a great deal of suffering and neither conducive to happiness nor creativity.

Finally I announce the big Death Of 1000 Cuts listener survey. Please please please let me know your thoughts! What do you like about the show? What would you like to hear more of? What could you do with less of? Tell me! Gimme feedback!

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– what are a range of strategies writers use to break through blocks?
– is there just one way of writing successfully?
– how can I avoid burnout as a writer?
– how can I motivate myself?
– are setbacks normal?

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