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How Writers Can Bounce Back From Burnout

After writing story after story, it’s easy to feel as if that final drop of creativity has been squeezed out. It’s not that you aren’t innovative — your brain just needs a break. So, instead of staring at that blank computer screen, think of a new medium to work in.

“I’ve definitely gone through phases in my career where I’ve written in one genre instead of another for a while just to get a break,” said Carly Milne, who has contributed to Glamour and Rolling Stone.

If you listen to your muse, whatever or whoever that muse is, she says, it’ll guide you wherever your talent can be best used at that time, even genres or opportunities you may not have considered before.

For more tips on how to pull yourself out of a creative rut, read How to Conquer Writer’s Burnout and Get More Creative.

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FBLA Editor to Read at In the Flesh Tonight

image003.jpgUhm, yeah. We said yes to Carly Milne and then we realized, we don’t write anything ‘genre appropriate’. So come watch the train wreck.

The events happen monthly at Hustler Hollywood, 8920 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-860-9009 at 8pm. It is hosted by Hustler Hollywood’s Special Events Host and author, Stan Kent, who also DJs the evening with appropriately smutty music before and after the verbal intercourse. You can check out previous events here.

November’s In The Flesh Theme is Wild Card night where we present a teasing selection of works-in-progress and timely releases.

The authors are Antonia Crane, Tina Dupuy, Jillian Lauren, Michael Lynn and Devan Sagliani.

FBLA Exclusive: Carly Milne in the Limelight

carlyphoto.jpgCarly Milne is a lot of things: Author of Sexography — a memoir about sexually coming of age. A sexual abuse survivor. A founder of Moxie, a female-content driven web network. A former editor at Yahoo! Canada. An former editor at Adult Video News, and, of course, a blogger.

Now she’s a fundraiser — a controversial one at that.

Milne tells FBLA what it’s been like to from writing her way through the world to being written about.

1. How has the media’s response to the book been? It’s been incredible in some ways, and cautious in others — and I understand why. When you tell someone you’ve written a memoirs about your sexual exploits and include that it discusses rape, abuse and assault, people tend to get a little uncomfortable and assume it’s a really dark tale. Obviously part of it is, but what I’m really focusing on is how it’s a story about survival and finding peace when you don’t think there is any… and that’s when I’m not recounting the awkward, amusing and downright funny parts of my journey, some of which I think I now wish I hadn’t written! But I’m finding that after people read it, they really get it. The most amazing thing has been getting e-mails from survivors who say my story isn’t only mirroring
theirs, but helping them change their lives. That blows me away.

2. What’s been the most awkward question an interview has posed to you so far? There’s not a lot left to feel awkward about when you write a memoirs about nearly every aspect of your sex life!

3. Do you have any book-signings planned? I’m going to be having a signing and launch party at Freddy and Eddy’s (12613 Venice Blvd, 877-915-0380) on Thursday, April 24th from 8 – 10 p.m., and I may even get up the courage to read something if I’ve had enough wine.