Yes, yes, I know – it’s been a while since my last blog post. To be honest, I ran out of things to write about… or I had too many things to write about and just didn’t know where to start.
Believe me, there’s nothing worse than sitting down to create a blog post only to find that NOTHING comes out. So I hop onto Twitter, check my email for the umpteenth time… all the while trying to think of SOMETHING that I can write about. Searching for the inspiring post that will engage and energize my reader(s) After days, weeks, months of silence, I finally decided that there’s a blog post sitting right in front of my nose: examining the roots of writers block and some simple tips to get back into action.
The Root Causes of Writers Block… and how to kick them to the curb!
Writers Block #1: Boredom
Let’s start with my all time favorite: boredom. Maybe you’ve been writing about the same thing for so long that you’re just plain sick of it. Or maybe you were inspired to write something in the middle of the night that seemed like a great idea but now that you’re actually down to the task of writing it seems… well dumb! For me, boredom is usually an indication that I’m starting off in the wrong direction.
iDeborah’s Writers Block-buster:
Just start writing: Put pen to paper and write out anything that pops into your mind. It doesn’t even have to be related to what you were originally intending to write. This is an old trick from my days in a creative writing group. I used to start [...]