Friday, January 15, 2010

Cure Writers Block

I've gathered my notes from the last few writers conferences about writers block.
I thought I'd share them with you.

Got a case of writers block? Try two of these prescriptions and call your muse in the morning.

Let's start with possible causes of writers block:

Your bored with your story.

You don't like any of your characters.

You have too many ideas.

You don't have enough ideas.

You find yourself revising the same page or chapter over and over again.

Your too excited to sit down and write.

You spend too much time researching.

You're afraid you really and truly stink as a writer.

Here are a few cures to cure your writer's block:

Disconnect from the Internet. Too distracting.

Try writing long hand which means put pen to paper, literally.

Write most important chapter or scene first.

Set the time for 30 minutes and write, write, write.

Try writing everyday at the same time in the same place with the same music and snacks.

Reward yourself for a goal you've set. Maybe you want to write a certain number of words in a day or maybe spend two hours editing or spend the time developing a character. Whatever the goal, reward yourself.

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