Writing Tips: The No-Pause Placeholder

Getting in the¬†writing flow is like the Holy Grail for writers. When you’re in that flow, words and ideas are just coming easily, and you don’t want to stop for anything or anyone.

You’ve probably been there. You’re writing, everything’s clicking, it’s amazing, and then … bam! You’re dumped out of the flow as you realize you don’t have a name for your main character’s elderly aunt or magical doohickey. Or maybe you can’t remember (or never knew) what ranks above a captain in the Army. Whatever it is, stopping to name it or research it interrupts your flow. You know that if you get it back at all during that writing session, it will take a while.

To keep this from happening to you, I’m going to introduce you to one of my favorite writing tips: Continue reading “Writing Tips: The No-Pause Placeholder”