Here are some of my favourite ways of breaking writer’s block. Some of these methods might seem a little bit sneaky but sometimes you have to trick your mind into creativity.
1. WRITE ABOUT A TIME YOU FELT SUCCESSFUL
Think of a time in the past when you felt successful – maybe winning a writer’s prize or getting something published. If you are not there yet then think of a time you were successful in another area. Maybe you earned a promotion or grew a beautiful plant etc. It doesn’t matter what it was – just write it down.
2. WRITE HOW YOU REALLY FEEL RIGHT NOW
Just be honest – if you feel down or low – don’t put a false positive spin on it. If you have strong feelings of frustration, anger or even spite or hatred towards someone – write it down.
3. WRITE DOWN THE TYPE OF STORY YOU WANT TO WRITE
So would you be writing an adventure? A romance? A sexy story? A thriller? A Comedy? Zombie story? Write it down.
4. WRITE DOWN WHO WOULD FEATURE IN THE STORY YOU WISH YOU COULD WRITE
Okay, so pretending you are not blocked – write down what sort of people would be in your story. What would they look like? Where would they be from? What sort of personalities? Any fears or special characteristics?
5. WRITE DOWN WHAT YOUR STORY WOULD BE ABOUT IF YOU DIDN’T FEEL BLOCKED
Take the characters you wrote about at step four and write down what would you do to them if they were in your story. What would happen to these characters if you weren’t blocked?
Finished? Now, what were you saying about being blocked???????
Best of luck with your writing.
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