Every writer comes across writers block at some point in their stories – even the famous author of the Harry Potter series JK Rowling admitted to having writers block when she was writing The Chamber of Secrets. But as we all know, JK Rowling and went on to write one of the best series of all time. If JK Rowling can beat writers block, why can’t you? Here are some tips below to help you out!
1: Take a step back
If you’re stuck in the middle of a writing project, sometimes it’s best to just take a step back and gain some perspective. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. So don’t stress – clear your head and take a break! You might find yourself surprised with the new ideas you come up with without even thinking about it.
2: Refer back to your plan
Referring back to your plan is always a smart idea – you can see where you want to go from where you’ve left off. Point A can’t go straight to point C – maybe if you look back over your plans, you’ll come up with your Point B.
3: What would happen if you were the character?
If your character is in a position in which you have no idea where to go from, put yourself in their shoes – what would you do? How would you react? Where would you go from there? As much as writers may try to create characters entirely different to themselves, they will always be their characters. The voice of a character is literally the author – so if you’re stuck, get yourself out!
4: Writers block, or stress?
Think about it – are you letting stress or anxiety get in your way of writing? It’s a pretty human thing to do, especially if you’re worrying about what your writing piece will become in the future – will it be published, or a sappy love story that shrivels out? Stress is a pretty common thing in the writing business – most likely because failure is a pretty common thing too. When the stress of your writing future gets in the way, remember why you write in the first place – because you love it.
If any of these tips helped you out or if you have any other suggestions for curing writers block, be sure to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed my post on Liam’s blog – if you’re interested, you can visit my blog in the link below and read the post he wrote for my blog! I post popular book reviews and other little things, so please click on the link below to check it out! http://sophiebyronwrites.wordpress.com/
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