As writer's we've all experienced the frustration of writer's block, staring at a blank screen or piece of paper praying to get words down, any words in hopes of being able to unleash inspiration. But the more we stare the more empty our minds get until we give up and close that notebook or turn off that computer and wait another day, week, month before trying again. Sound familiar.
They say the best way to overcome writer’s block is to just write. Put your pen to paper and write whatever is on your mind for five minutes straight without stopping. Even if all you write is “I don’t know what to write. I don’t know what to write. I don’t know what to write.” At some point, your mind will veer off and actually begin to write something. At least that’s what they say. For me, I find it easier to overcome writer’s block by giving myself writing tasks. I will often make myself write about something off topic just to get the creative juices going. “Write about snowflakes,” I’ll tell myself and before I know it, I’ve got a whole page written and the writer’s block is gone.
Writer’s block is so common that there are tons of books and tools out there to help the average writer overcome this frustrating mindset. One of those books is The Writer’s Block by Jason Rekulak. It’s an actual block full of writing tips and topics to help give you that inspiration you’ve been looking for. Simply open the book at random and then follow the assignment on that page. The goal is to open up your mind and pen. By allowing yourself to write about something random it focuses your brain on the act of writing and then, eventually, on the act of writing that project you’ve been working so hard on. Writing isn’t easy and sometimes we need help and The Writer’s Block may just be the help you need.
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