For the author, it’s not a question of sitting around and wondering what to write; it’s a question of deciding which of the “far-fetched and absurd” ideas she’s going to try to tackle.
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Roll with it! I love Atwood’s concept of using the rolling barrage. Doing two creative processes at once works if you use both the conscious and subconscious, both the active and "asleep" modes, paying attention always to timing. .
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