Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The simplest of simple tips for writers block
I was annoyed yesterday when I set aside a large chunk of time to write without interruptions or distractions and couldn't think of a thing to write. I have a couple of stories I've been working on, some ideas for other things and access to infinite online writing prompts and yet I continued to sit there clicking between stories, doing nothing. I looked up writer's block to see what tips I could find and the one that worked for me was as simple as it gets: Get up, make a cup of coffee, write for 25 minutes. Both the coffee and the short time limit worked. I wrote for 15 minutes on a story, got up to stretch for a minute or two and wrote for another 15 minutes. Framing a small amount of time to write in was effective because I was able to tell myself that if I just wrote whatever came into my head for 25 minutes I'd have made progress and now I feel freed up again.