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Camp Care Package #2: How to beat writer's laziness.

Author Claire Kann is your Camp Counselor this week. Find all Camp Care Packages in Breaking News throughout the month of July.  

I’m the kind of creator that doesn’t experience writer’s block. I suffer from what’s known as writer’s laziness—and I know I’m not alone. When this happens, I can’t even force myself to get my work done. But instead of sitting and staring at a blank page, I’ll give myself a set number of minutes to indulge in media that will inspire me to get back to work. Writing a romance? Watch your favorite romcom! Knee-deep in horror land? Find a book that has the same kind of spooktacular themes you’re exploring. I often find that’s enough to jumpstart my writing.

Today's Writing Dare

Set a timer for 30 minutes. Spend that time reading or watching or listening to something that connects to your story. Keep a notebook handy to jot down any pieces of inspiration that come to you in the moment. Then, set a timer for another 30 minutes, and write!

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Claire Kann hails from the glorious Bay Area where the weather is regrettably not nearly as temperate as it used to be. Let’s Talk About Love is her debut YA contemporary novel, published in 2018 with Swoon Reads/Macmillan. A sucker for instant gratification, she also posts new stories regularly to Wattpad, including the two Watty Award-winning stories: The Scavenger Hunt and #Fatgirl Magic. To connect with her, please visit her website

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