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What Happens When Intuition Fails?

Sarah Hoyt has another good post over at Mad Genius Club, this time Kate Paulk's guest post for those of us who "write by the seat of our pants," when we reach that point where we can't go on by intuition.

One of the things I do when I reach that point is write down everything I know about the situation, the characters, etc. Then write out questions about what needs to happen next. By phrasing them as questions, I avoid locking things down too early.

Then I go away and do something else. Almost always, the subconscious mind hands me the solution within an hour or two, and I'm able to move forward again.
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