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Brilliant Prose Goes Here Later

Laura Ayo

I’m the first to admit that I can get stuck for minutes, hours, or even days, trying to come up with a clever passage of dialogue, a relatable description of a room or just the perfect detail to flesh out a scene I’m writing. It can be crippling if I let it, consuming my precious writing time with little to show for my effort at the end. So I’m a big proponent of using placeholders to keep from derailing myself as I move forward in a first draft. Continue reading