Writers block – creative writing tips
All those who love creative writing eventually encounter the dreaded writer’s block. Mistress Geenyus brings you the best creative writing tips out there for curing writer’s block – all in 1 article!
So you nurture a fondness for that age-old art of creative writing. You’re also horribly familiar with the shadow haunting pro and recreational creative writers the world over: writer’s block. Held fast in the grip of this monster, I trawled books and online resources in search of tips and tricks to relieve it. There are a lot, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if the most useful ones were gathered together in one place…?
What is writer’s block?
People suffer from writer’s block in different ways. You cannot begin anew, nor finish what you’ve already begun. You’ve run out of inspiration, inclination or patience. You simply cannot bring yourself to create. Fear not. Work through these tips and you’ll be writing reams in no time.
No Day But Today
“One day, I’ll write a novel.” Is “one day” going to ring itself in purple felt tip on your calendar? No: you have to make the time to write.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. advised: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
Various things in life need attending to, causing us to neglect our passion of writing. View creative writing as something that is necessary. Set aside thirty minutes, an hour or an evening a week just for picking up a pen or opening a laptop and doing some creative writing. Discipline yourself with a schedule and get those withered writing muscles working again. Your creative juices will soon be available on tap.
Writers block? Write Here, Write Now
Write something. Don’t think about it. Just write five sentences about the first thing that comes into your head.
Is it total rubbish? Good. Writing seriously all the time sends you mad.
But you wrote something, didn’t you? Creating nonsense is much better than creating nothing at all. Do this once a day. There are always useable ideas in the pages of crap you’ll produce.
Always carry notepads and pens with you; if you have an idea, write it down. If ideas aren’t captured, they’ll vanish.
“A library is a hospital for the mind.”
A beautiful philosophy – read a book. Books contain what you’re striving for: A polished piece of writing. Try reading some