Took me way too long to learn this. I use a pound sign/hashtag symbol so I can search my manuscript for any holes, whether it’s a detail I need to research but don’t want to stop the flow to look up, or it’s something with the potential to totally block me. In the latter cases, I’ve been known to write things like #SomethingReallyCoolHere or #JoeMeetsSarah so I can skip right over a chunk my creative brain is struggling with & keep being productive.

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