Is It Time to Take a ‘Break’ From Writing? How to Know (and How to Do It)


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions Blog that asks: Is It Time to Take a ‘Break’ From Writing? How to Know (and How to Do It)

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Is it ever OK to take a break from writing?

Will doing so kill your creativity, dissolve your interest, and erase the skills you’ve worked so hard to build up?

No. Quite the opposite, actually.

But there is an effective and highly ineffective way to take a writing break. Before we get into that, let’s talk about the circumstances that make it totally acceptable not to write for a while.

I typically divide legitimate reasons for taking writing breaks into four broad categories:

  • You feel like you’re in a “rut” or you’re just “going through the motions”
  • Life Happens — you’re moving, a family member is ill, something needs your full attention
  • Your body and/or mind need a kind of rest they haven’t been getting lately
  • You dread having to sit down and write even though you usually enjoy it

There may be more. And you may be experiencing more…

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