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Beat Writer’s Block

In for writer's on June 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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Have you ever found yourself trying to write and nothing happens? You’re sitting at your desk, starring at the key board and there is just nothing. You just find yourself void of intelligent thought. I have been there. In fact I was there today. It’s incredibly frustrating when you need and want to write and have no words. Don’t blame yourself it happens to us all.  So how do you beat writers block?  Try these five tricks. They have helped me more than once.

I have a favor to ask. Could you tell me comment section how you beat writer block? When I get enough tips I will post them with your name. If you have a blog leave me that link to. I am all about promoting other writers.

Read:

Try reading someone else’s work. It can spark many ideas and even new styles.

 Play Word Games:

I pick a random word and then see how many other words rhyme with it. Then I try to arrange them in a series of cohesive sentences.  Use a difficult word. You may end up with crap or something great. If nothing else you burned new words into your memory and have written something.

Brain Storm:

Write down names, places, opening lines. Write any and all story ideas that pop in your head. They don’t have to be good or even grammatically correct. Some of my best work comes from old notes revisited.

Music:

Music is a great tool of inspiration. A good song can make feel happy, sad, and angry, motivated, enlightened or can flood your mind with memories. The trick is to not think about writing. Just feel the music be in that moment. Then pick up your pen and hit replay. See what comes out.

STOP STOP STOP:

Get up and stretch. There is no use in banging your head against the wall. All you will get is a headache. Go get a drink, tea, a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, pick your poison. Find something other than writing to do. What ever you enjoy works. Some people run, some people watch TV. Whatever you choose do it for about an hour. Then come back to it.

Every writer gets writers block. Every writer writes some duds. God knows I have. I am sure there will be a few more

 

Check out MUSIC INSPIRES WRITING in the Blog I used the music trick and that ultimately lead to this post.

Thanks for reading

TS

 

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