Don’t Think Just Write
Writer’s block sucks! I have compiled a list of ways to help you combat writer’s block. The following list are suggestions that I find helpful when dealing with writer’s block.
Find a Quiet Place
Find your quiet place. This special place could be your favorite room, house, bedroom, shower, or favorite spot in the garden, any place where you get privacy. If you can block out the outside world, you may have time to let your mind wander and come up with an idea.
Always Bring a Pen and Paper
Write down ideas when they pop into your mind. The perfect inspiration might strike at any time. It’s handy to carry a pen and paper with you if you’re out and about. Fun fact about writing on the go: according to Wikipedia, J.K. Rowling began writing Harry Potter in a cafe.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. No one is perfect, and sometimes inspiration doesn’t always strike at the desired time. It’s okay to relax and find something else to focus on. Refocusing can help make you feel accomplished and get your thoughts going. Sometimes, if I am struggling to write something, I either have to skip ahead with what I’m writing or wind-up switching projects. For example, I usually begin my Coffee House Writer’s projects on Sundays. I did my homework on Sunday instead because I was struggling to write something good.
Don’t Think, Write!
Sometimes free writing, or writing without purpose, will be just the thing you need to begin a perfect piece. Sit down, put on some music or your favorite TV show, write about where it takes you.
Please remember art is subjective. If you enjoy what you’ve written and think it is good and believe that your piece has potential, then you’ve done your job. You don’t need to please everybody. There’s going to be someone out there who doesn’t like it or disagrees with you, and that’s fine.
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