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Mise en Place: A Formula for Organized Writing

 

“Mise en place” is a popular French term that  translates to “everything in its place.” It’s a standard and practice that many great chefs live by in order to create their dishes. The major premise is to ensure that all ingredients are prepared and  made accessible well in advance so that the flow of cooking is not disrupted.  As someone who has a strong love for cooking and baking, I see the value in this approach. Recently, I began to think of how applicable it is to the context of clear and persuasive writing. Mise en place could even be considered as a tip to cure writer’s block. Although I previously wrote a post about writer’s block, the intricacies of mise en place merit a post on its own.

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5 Tips To Cure Your Writer’s Block

 

 

Writer’s block. Or as I like to call literary congestion. It’s an ailment that plagues many of us who are writing. The first step to recovery, before you take any step at all, can involve taking a step back. Now, you may be thinking “but how will I get anything done?” You’ll just have to trust me on this. It’s a catch 22 that is worth the benefits. To prevent yourself from stepping too far back and losing your focus, it is important to engage in activities that have a positive and meaningful impact. Here are a few suggestions.

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