You have an idea… but as hard as you try, it stays an idea. You struggle to put anything down on paper.
Writer’s block effects everyone at one time or another.
Here are a couple hints to get you through the rough patch.
- Discipline – Sitting down to write every day, whether you feel like it or not, goes a long way towards overcoming writer’s block.
- Routine – Having a routine can be a huge boon towards getting your writing complete. Plenty of writers including Steven Pressfield and Stephen King, sit down to their computers at the same time every day and expect that the muse will show up for work as well.
- Lacking a regular schedule, find a regular spot – whether it is a coffee shop or a library, they each of a distinct odor, background noise, and hard wooden chairs to keep you awake. No matter where you are in the country, no matter what time of day it is, use these environments to write regularly. When you step into the same environment, eventually your brain will know exactly what to do before you ever power up your laptop.
- Read – Reading the genre you are trying to write can inspire you to overcome obstacles. Sometimes just how a book in the same category is organized will jar something lose for you.
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