I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about writer’s block for a while now. In an ironic twist, I’ve procrastinated writing about writer’s block due to writer’s block. My writing (or lack thereof) has been all over the place recently. Next to carpal tunnel syndrome, writer’s block is a writer’s nemesis.
So what do you do when your muse decides to take a vacation without asking for time off? All writers have those moments when it feels physically impossible to write another word or like you’re halfway through running a mental marathon when suddenly your brain switches off. Here are some tips and tricks that I used to help me keep from beating my head against a brick wall and get back into the writing game.
- Reread your favorite stories
What story captured you so completely that you’ve worn down the spine from reading it over and over? A truly good book will pull you back into its world every time you crack it open. There are reasons why you love your favorite stories. Find those reasons and channel it into your own writing. Think about why that plot makes your heart race,…