Friday, July 21, 2017

On beating writer's block

Writer’s block is a real danger that inflicts writers everywhere. But don’t worry - I have a few ideas that you can use to beat this ailment and continue writing your masterpiece!

  1. Go for a walk
  2. Read a book completely unrelated to what you’re writing
  3. Read something really similar to what you’re writing
  4. Write a scene or conversation that happens later in the book
  5. Change your writing location
  6. Take a break to listen to music
  7. Discuss your book with someone
  8. Clean something
  9. Set aside time to write every day
  10. Color
  11. Exercise
  12. Play a board game
  13. Go to a play
  14. Work on a jigsaw puzzle
  15. Draw
  16. Write a poem
  17. Work on a Pinterest DIY project
  18. Eat something new
  19. Meditate
  20. Take a nap
  21. Learn a new language
  22. Free write
  23. Keep a diary
  24. Meet with a writing group
  25. Work on a different project for a while
  26. Take some time by yourself
  27. Keep a dream journal
  28. Brainstorm
  29. Write a bucket list
  30. Have a cup of coffee or tea
  31. Make a collage
  32. Write the first thing that comes to your mind
  33. Talk to a friend (not about your book)
  34. Pinterest!
  35. Travel (even if it’s just to a new stop in your city)
  36. Visit a museum
  37. Photography
  38. Sign up for a free online course
  39. Sign up for a rec center course
  40. Set a word count goal each day
  41. Grab a snack
  42. Light a candle
  43. Take a shower
  44. Stop comparing
  45. Lower your expectations for your first draft
  46. Give yourself a pep talk

How do you beat writer’s block?

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