Sign up for our newsletter and get tutorials and tips delivered to your inbox. Writer's block is the worst. For some of us, these feelings can stick around for long periods of time, preventing us from writing for weeks, months and sometimes even years. This blog will outline several tips and tricks you can use to turn that frown upside down and put you back on the right path. Her approach to breaking through to the other side lies in deep personal reflection and an investigation into the root cause of your troubles. Here are a few highlights from Cameron. A lot of times we walk around all day worrying about this and that, our heads stuck somewhere in the past or future.
Writing when it feels effortless and it just flows is great.
This type of creative paralysis can happen to anyone. The key is to give them every opportunity to do so. This may mean sitting down to write even when you have nothing to say, or it might mean writing page after page of random crap until things eventually sort themselves out. You have to go after it with a club. By writing much, one learns to write well. Sit down, open up a blank text file, and just get your fingers moving.
Our ideas are out of our heads and onto paper, to inspire and amuse others. Not writing when we need to write; when we want to write, is frustrating. When you are writing you are typing or handwriting words so that they are brought into reality on the page. When you are not writing you might be playing tennis, or sitting and reading a book or eating an orange. You are either writing or you are not writing. You are simply just not writing at the moment when you could or should, or want to be writing. You write. You write anything that comes to mind.
It happens to every writer. Every writer struggles with it. But what you do with it is what really matters. Except one. Begin trying stuff. Sometimes, the quirkier, the better. The trick is find something that works for you. The possibilities are endless, but movement is critical. You need to generate momentum to get out of your funk.