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To The Summit

The Delete Button Triggers My OCD

Learn to stop editing during writing

Photo by Mohamed Jasir on Unsplash

Looking at a blank page is terrifying. Writing the first line is paralyzing. Rereading a paragraph sparks doubt, anxiety and stifles the flow of new ideas. Editing during the creative process is a writer’s greatest handicap, at least mine. My best stories are written in my mind when I sleep or when I am lathering my hair in the shower. When I…

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Brenda Mahler

Brenda Mahler

Real life person sharing real life stories. Writing about travel, dogs, and healthy lifestyles.