Have you ever written yourself into a block? How about having no clue to finish? Did you hit that brick wall, the one where you seem to not even want to look at your work?
Well you’re in luck; here are some helpful tips on getting out of it.
1. Sit and force you to open up that word document. The rules are, you can re-read it, and you can stare at it. You can by all means write in it. But you can’t get up from it, you can’t do something else, and you can’t stop doing anything but for a whole half an hour. Nine times out of ten, your imagination will wonder, you will get bored and actually write in it.
2. Start a mini project, when the creative juices get flowing, switch to that project that is stuck. All ways works for those writers blocks ware you don’t know where to go on from that point.
3. Put on music, and try to get a song that fits what your character is doing right then and there. If your character has lost his love, or has lost his life. Play a song that is sad, in no time you should be feeling the part.
4. Be a bit crazy, act some of the story out. In the safety of your own home, Without sharp pointy objects, but by all means act like your holding a sword or light saber and go around making Jedi/ sword swishing sounds. Sometimes you will find the mistake that’s holding you back.
5. Go some ware else, a change in sensory is usually all anyone needs. We are visual creatures, there for seeing something that you don’t see all the time, will spark that creativity.
6. Sit and name your creative muse. Yes, it sounds crazy, but if you picture someone fictional as your creativity. You can finally hash out the arguments. Mine is a green eyed man, dark hair, and his name is Michael. That way you don’t feel so stupid talking to yourself. Talking to yourself and answering might sound a bit psychotic, but sometimes you just need to hash it out with someone on a negative side. Your muse should all ways be negative, that way you stay positive on the subject.
7. Get out and hang with friends, brain storm with them. You only half to dedicate the book to them, or say you had some help with it. You don’t half to list them by name, but sometimes that brain storm helps. Family members make that part easier; they just want you to succeed.
8. Go do some exercise! Getting more blood flow to the brain makes your think better. You can ask any scientist why they are so smart, they might just say good blood flow.
9. Meditate, clear your mind. Make it blank, let go of all your troubles. Go “um” a few thousand times, light some candles. Breathe deeply, not only will your anxiety issues be solved, and you will be feeling fresh. But you might have room now for that budding creativity hiding some ware deep within.
10. Don’t look at, don’t touch it. Put it in a box and place the label that reads, don’t open for two days. Then forget about it. When you open the box, and read your work, you will be able to think on it with a fresh mind. You will figure out why you’re in a block, and move forward with the project.
11. Try self-imposing a dead line on yourself. Sometimes if you work well under pressure, shorten the deadline, and make it due early. This might put you into panic creative mode. Which is a really life saver when it comes to essays that are due in a month, procrastination will kill you, and your creativity.
12. Don’t work well under pressure? Pretend you don’t have a dead line; pretend that you have all the time in the world. That it doesn’t count for anything, that it’s just something you would love nothing more than to get done, before the actual dead line. This will ease up the tension, and help you chug through it. As long as you tell yourself you want to get the project done before the due date, because you want to do something that day, and don’t want bothered with working on it.
13. Read up on something that interests you and find a way to incorporate that into your work. This will give you the interest fueled creative drive. It’s the unstoppable force that consumes all writers’ blocks. The reason is most people are more excited to work with something they love to do. Something that comes naturally to them is a hobby or interest. If it can be done, why not do it?
14. Compose a list of things that are happening. Make a list of key points you want the characters to go through, or what you want to hit on in the subject. This will help you visualize what you want to do, thus making it easier to connect the dots.
15. Don’t be afraid of starting over. Sometimes you have no choice but to go back to the beginning, or the middle to fix it. That is what I like to call, writing myself into a corner, the only way out, is to re write it.
16. Read a list on how to get rid of writers block. Sometimes the ideas are just so crazy they spark something. That and it gives you something to think about. It takes your mind away from what you’re working on. So that random thought can go, “here I am!”.
17. Go to your favorite search engine, look up anything under images. Stare at the images, scroll down, and look at ponds, and forests, whatever tickles you’re fancy. Let your mind wonder, let it go into the pictures and play. When you finally get it back, it should have a few ideas.
18. Listen to music, while doodling. This sometimes gets the mind to wonder, wondering is good. It helps get in touch with that inner muse I was talking about in the other tips.
19. Get rid of the noise. That’s right, send the kids, the hubby, the dog, and who else ever to bed. Silence is a virtue only writers know well of. The distractions get rid of them. You can all ways make up to them later.
20. My final tip. Don’t get discouraged, or tell yourself that you won’t finish. Keep telling yourself, I will get through this, I will write again. I will, I can, and I want, are words you half to keep repeating to yourself. This gets you out of your little writers block depression. That is not a good way to get stuck let me tell you.
Well happy writing, hope one of the 20 helps.