“There is no such thing as writer’s block!”

Posted on February 7, 2008. Filed under: General Information | Tags: , , |

 

“There is no such thing as writer’s block!”

Tips that will help you get “unstuck” when writing:

 

Be organic!

– Your best writing is what comes most naturally to you…if you are stuck for a topic or don’t like what you are writing…change it. You may come back to your orginal idea anyway.

– If you don’t know what to write at all…then write that! It is okay to get started with a list, or other brainstorming activities. Sometimes those things turn in to the best pieces.

 

Use your resources:

– “Interview” friends and family about your topic – react in your writing to what they said or run with the new ideas and see where they take you.

– Search your subject, genre, or idea online – see what others have already written about it

– Look up words you have already written in the dictionary and discuss their meanings

 

Go back to previous writing-

-Use your seed entries from other pieces

-Re-examine lists and topics that you have worked on before and see if they inspire new ideas

-Revise something – you may change it so radically that it becomes an entirely new piece

-Change your angle – write about a subject you have written before and look at it a different way

– Lift a line from what you just wrote and make it the first line on a new page and see where it takes you!

– Don’t get rid of anything. If you don’t like something you have written, just put a line through it and move on. You may change your mind later and find it useful.

 

Any other ideas? Let me know! 🙂

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