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Blog Briefs: On Burnout, with Jenny Lawson

In which a bunch of authors & editors are invited to answer the question: How do you deal with creative exhaustion?

Jenny Lawson writes one of the most energetic blogs online. Here she explains how to protect that energy in a few easy steps.


Whenever I feel creatively tapped-out I allow myself to walk away until I’m re-inspired.  I read, watch zombie movies, and find things that I think will help me relax so I can find the spark again.  I’m also a big fan of the song “Die, Vampire, Die”, which I listen to over and over when I’m feeling like a creative loser.

Jenny Lawson is a blogger and is the author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, which will be published in Spring of 2012.