Writer’s block? Create Structure.

credit: Alan Kleina
credit: Alan Kleina

Sometimes, it helps to create rules when you don’t know what to write.

For example, tell yourself to write a fifty word story without checking Twitter in twenty minutes, before your coffee.

Write something stirring.  It can be bone-chilling, heartwarming or whatever you choose.

Write, and before long….

You’re done.

Either that, or you’ll feel energized, inspired, and ready to keep writing.  Drop those rules, grab your morning coffee and use those fifty words as a starting point for something new!  Something better.  You can try creating other rules, restrictions or limits to get your creative juices flowing, like:

  • Describe everything you can about your kitchen while you wait for your kettle to boil. Stop when you hear the kettle pop (or whistle).
  • Writing without using the word ‘and’.
  • Describe a picture with 1000 words.

How do you break through writer’s block?

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