Are you worried about not having anything to write? Do you fret about getting that dreaded writer’s block when you stare at a blank piece of paper? You don’t have to. Here is what you can do to prevent that from happening. In the twenty years I’ve been writing, I never had a problem with writer’s block due to my following these easy tips.
- When you are geared up and have lots of thoughts in your head, write them down on pieces of paper. Then, if you don’t feel like following up on them right away, just keep the idea papers in folders until you want to pursue them. Label each one in such a way you will easily remember what the idea was. This way, you will always be able to reach into your folders and come out with something you can use – and start writing again. Or, you can use a notebook or type it briefly on your computer.
- I also find it a good idea to always carry a small journal and pen to write down any ideas I think of during the day. Each time I have more to write, I can look at what I wrote previously, and proceed from there. I can write in leisure, without any stress. I also find my words flow much more freely.
- I know this works because I have done it many times. It is a wonderful tool for keeping those juices flowing when all else seems to fail. It will keep your confidence high too, because you are not afraid of that empty page. You can enjoy what you are doing and be productive, instead of stagnant.
- Always listen to others conversation, without being obvious, of course. You will gain new ideas and that will spark articles, stories, etc. Networking with other writers is also a great idea to start your creativity.
- Visit the library and read, read, read. That will definitely get your brain juices flowing and you will see an increase in the material you submit and it will be much better too.
- Use search engines like Google and Yahoo to find writer’s forums where writers stay and you will learn from them and gain great ideas you can use. Of course, plagiarism is not acceptable. You must use your own words.
This simple method has given me many more acceptances I might not otherwise have received. Try it, you will be glad you did.
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