Break Through Writer’s Block and Get Unstuck

If writer’s block has got you stuck, stop staring at a blinking cursor and telling yourself to think. Like a toddler who has just learned the word no, your brain will probably just get more stubborn the more insistent you get. It’s time for a new strategy. Use writing prompts to help get your neurons started. If you enter the phrase “writing prompts” into your search engine … [Read more...]

Writer’s Block is A LIE


Let's go through a common event, one that we all have experienced. A police officer has pulled up behind you. Lights flashing, that crunch-crunch-crunch as he stomps his way over the asphalt. Your window is already open 'cause you know the drill, and your butt is clenched so tight an onlooker would think you're three inches taller than you really are. "You know why I … [Read more...]

Writer’s Block: How to Avoid it and Overcome it

Anyone who writes knows that sometimes your worst enemy is yourself. Maybe you know what you want to write but you just can't get it onto paper; maybe you don't have any idea what to write but you know you want to write something. Don't panic! This happens to the best of authors. Having writer's block simply means that you care about the quality of work you put on paper, which … [Read more...]

How to Overcome Writer’s Block [INFOGRAPHIC]


I believe that writer's block doesn't really exist. If you are a writer, you write. However, there is no question that the words come more easily at some times than at others. What can you do when you are finding it hard to get the words from your brain, through your fingers and onto the page? Some of the ideas in this infographic may help. Note that I said "some of the … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Breaking through Writer’s Block


We've all been there: you have the perfect idea for the next great American novel, but you just can't get around to actually writing it. Writing, unlike most other disciplines, requires keen intuition and a kind of fluidity of the mind that can be hard to harness with the many distractions and stresses of everyday life. Because of the difficulty in achieving this fluidity … [Read more...]

How Authors Can Avoid Writer’s Block


Writer's block is an often feared, but entirely preventable, obstacle to writing a book and getting published. In a nutshell, prior preparation is the key to avoid writer's block. Writer's block is an extreme form of stress, close to panic in its ability to interfere with an author's productivity. The primary key to writer's block is to know what you want to write … [Read more...]

101 Excuses Not to Write That Book


As a published author who has attended numerous writers groups and writers conferences over the last decade, I've heard lots of excuses about why people don't write. Some of them I've even heard coming from myself! For fun, I came up with a list of 101 excuses why people don't write that book they say they are always going to write. See what you think. 1. No one will want to … [Read more...]

Don’t Stare At a Blank Screen of Death


The thing that keeps most people from writing is the dreaded blank page. You get yourself motivated.  You sit down and turn on your word processing program.  You stare at the page.  You try to come up with the perfect first sentence.  After a few minutes you finally begin typing one.  Your next thought is that it just isn’t right and you delete the whole line.  You stare at the … [Read more...]

Authors & Writers: Tips to Kick Away your Writing Demons


For writers, there will be times when you are distracted by defeating questions about your abilities to write. Here is a quote which reflects this sentiment. "The only journey is the journey within." ~Rainer Maria Rilke Writing can churn up questions and they can start to come into our minds. When this happens, you can turn our ideas off and start tormenting our inner … [Read more...]

Writer’s Block: How to Get Your Pen Moving


Writer’s block can definitely be an infuriating nemesis, especially if you have ever been on a deadline. Yes, we have all been there where you put your pen to paper, or more likely, you sit and stare blankly at your computer screen for minutes, hours, and maybe even days. How do you break free of this horrible slump and get back to writing? Stick to a writing schedule. … [Read more...]