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Keeping the Writing Faith: How to STOP Writing

From: WritersDigest.com

Jennifer Haupt discusses why it’s sometimes beneficial to stop writing—that is, to step back from your work-in-progress in order to maintain your motivation and find a more productive path forward.

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The following article is the third in a five-part series of articles by Jennifer Haupt. In this installment, she discusses why it’s sometimes beneficial to stop writing—that is, to step back from your work-in-progress in order to maintain your motivation and find a more productive path forward.


We all know that crossing the finish line of a manuscript requires marathon of writing, page after page, every day. Sometimes, though, the best thing you can do for your WIP is to put it aside for a few days, weeks, or even years. I learned this the hard way during the 11 years I worked on my debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills.

Read more at WritersDigest.com.

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