5 WAYS TO KILL WRITER’S BLOCK
I get asked this probably more than any other question on writing. “How do you get past writer’s block?” “What do you do if the words refuse to come?” “What’s the cure?” Because let’s face it, we all suffer from lack of words from time to time. So what’s the answer? Here you go.
1. WRITE ANYWAY
I know, I know. You’re saying, “Very funny, type words that won’t come. Haha. But really, what do I do?” I’m actually totally serious. Write anyway. Try it. A paragraph or two to start. It’s like exercise. It can be a struggle at first. Five minutes turns into ten turns into thirty, and soon your workout is done. Sometimes, writing is the same. It’s a muscle. You have to exercise it. Even on the hard days. Even when it seems impossible and you dread it. Writing is a choice. It is not always pleasant. No one promised it’d be pleasant. Do it anyway. You might be surprised with what you come up with. And hey, worse case scenario, you type sentences that end up in the cut/edited file. At least you tried.
2. LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA
You know that amazing thing called social media? Yeah, it’s a time warp. It absolutely needs to be limited on work days. I know because I’ve lost myself in it a million times. Me: “I’ll just go on FB for one minute. I only need to check my notifications. Oh, look it’s so and so’s birthday! Let me write on their wall. Wow, look at that book! Maybe I should click on the link to see what it’s about? Is that a Gryffindor scarf? I need to click that. I’m totally a Gryffindor for life. Awesome, there’s another giveaway! Can never have enough books. Entering that one. Oh my god, has it really been 45 minutes already?”
See what I mean? Time warp—time that could be spent writing your book.
3. DO SOMETHING
Do something. Anything. Really. Take a shower. Go for a walk. Call your best friend. Watch your favorite show on Netflix. Seriously, when your eyes start to cross and you’ve forgotten how to spell your own name it’s time to do something other than stare at the same computer screen. It usually only takes about an hour away to recharge your creativity.
4. FIND YOUR MUSE
Ask yourself what inspires you. Is it a moonlit walk? Take one. Is it flipping through aesthetically pleasing pictures? Go for it. Does music stir your creativity until it’s pouring over the brim? Awesome, put on your favorite song. Whatever moves you…do it. Get your mind gears stirring and write, write, write.
Writer’s block can often be disabled by beautiful sentences. Grab a book you adore and read a few pages. Sometimes the words of others can inspire your own words to flow in an organic way.
That’s it. That’s what kills writers block. One or all, your choice. Be moved. Explore. Create.
Captured By You
Untamed Series # 2
Untamed Series # 2
By: Amber Hart
Releasing May 19, 2015
In the passionate, gut-wrenching sequel to Amber Hart’s Until You Find Me, Raven and Jospin must fight for each other in a world where love is never safe—and power is deadly.
Raven, a college girl from Michigan, came to the jungles of Cameroon searching for closure. Falling for Jospin, a handsome, charismatic hunter with dark secrets of his own, was never part of the plan.
But despite their differences, their attraction is addictive, as exhilarating and wild as the rain forest itself—and also as dangerous. For the sake of both their lives, their heated affair must remain a secret.
Raven wants justice for her conservationist father’s death; to help her, Jospin must turn his back on his own father and the only life he has ever known. Together they risk being hunted by a band of ruthless poachers, but they take the chance anyway, working to bring down their enemies between each stolen kiss. But when one slip puts Raven’s life at stake, Jospin knows he must act.
He has captured Raven’s heart—now can he set her free
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/02/captured-by-you-until-you-find-me-2-by.htmlGoodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22675554-captured-by-you?from_search=true
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/132345-until-you-find-me
Amber Hart is the author of Before You and Until You Find Me. She grew up in Orlando, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, and now resides on the Florida coastline with her family. When not reading, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or dipping her toes in the sand.
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