Unblocking Writer’s Block

 

I found these things helpful while I had writer’s block. Try them out to see if they work for you.

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#1 Paint, draw, sculpt switch gears from words to art. No matter what amount of artistic skill you have, it will relieve stress, distract you, and encourage creative thinking. Even simple coloring books will help.

#2 Make something new – like this vegan chocolate!

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1/2 cup coconut oil – this hardens quickly                                                                                            1/2 cup cocoa powder                                                                                                                                      3 tb maple syrup – this sweetens it, use a little less if it’s too sweet                                                1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

Mix & pour in container of your choice. I find takeout lids a good choice, those who eat cheese or butter can use the lids of their containers.                                                                               It has a fast, easy reward, unlike writing!

#3 Read Every writer has to read.  You don’t what to be asked “Who are your favorite authors?” and come up with “Me, Myself and I.” do you? Even the Beatles had/have people they look(ed) up to. Would you like to be more self-centered than John Lennon?

#4 Journal this allows you to write down whatever you want, and thus is the easiest thing in the world to write.

#5 As to your actual writing project, talk it out if you’re lucky enough to have creative people around you, or someone knowledgeable about your topic, they might have ideas about what you can do. How would so-and-so behave under this-or-that circumstance?   They might give you an idea. Also, this forces you to put your problem in words, and thus have a firmer grasp on it.

#6 Map it out if you know the basic details, give them a location. This is like a visual outline. Below is Paul McCartney’s plan of Magical Mystery Tour, not a great movie but this give each event a time slot in the order that they occur. A sketch out to know where you’re going.

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