Want to know how to get past writer’s block?
I bet you do.
Let’s start from the very beginning.
It’s a very good place to start…
We live in a distracted world
Because the world we live in can be rather chaotic at times, as writers these days, we need to work harder to grab our readers attention. The only thing more challenging than this – is keeping it.
The big issue?
As writers, we too are human (true story) and we too get distracted – even more so when we are trying really hard to concentrate. Oh, the irony.
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The literary slump
All of you writers out there will know a little something about writer’s block – unfortunately.
Feeling a bit sluggish? Got no inspiration? Don’t really know where to start?
The reasons for your block may vary, but some common ones include; timing, fear, and perfectionism – the last of which is usually the case for me.
It has happened at least once to all good writers (of this I am sure) and regrettably, there is no real solution…
Beat the block
We all have different ways of beating the block. So, without further ado, let me help get you back on track.
Try these 3 top tips now! Hey, what do you have to lose?
Th next time writer’s block strikes – you’ll be ready!
Let’s start with numero uno…
One: quiet time…
With so much going on in your head sometimes it can be refreshing to enjoy some well-deserved quiet time. If you, like me find it hard to switch off, you are not alone.
There is a scene from the movie ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ – with Sarah Jessica Parker where her characters endless things-to-do list gives her insomnia. This genius scene depicts what I am talking about all too well, as my brain is so often occupied insistently…
Sometimes the best thing to do is clear your mind and relax. Some much-needed quiet time can help you re-boot and re-evaluate what you need to do next.
Two: get reading…
So, when was the last time you read a book?
Grabbing a good book and escaping to another world can help spark those creative juices. Studies have shown that if you are constantly stimulating your mind, you reduce stress levels, improve focus and concentration, expand your memory, boost your knowledge and so much more!
Why not read what made you fall in love with writing in the first place?
They do say, ‘reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.’
Three: just start…the rest will follow…
Today’s top writers, too, know the agony of going completely blank. Thankfully, many before us have developed strategies to help keep the words coming…
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one”. — Mark Twain
Sometimes you just need to start writing and get your ideas on paper. Don’t waste time trying to get your piece perfect right off the bat.
Writing about writer’s block is better than not writing at all…
Let’s be honest. Editing and refining can come later.
Just remember, you do not overcome writer’s block by procrastinating or making excuses.
You can do it. Just write. No more excuses.
Remember: a distraction is not a distraction, that is until you are paying attention to it.
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