By Denise Turney
There may be no greater barrier to your creative flow as a writer than lack of confidence or self-criticism. You’ll end up spending an hour writing (or trying to write) a single paragraph. It’s frustrating sitting in front of a computer, staring at a mostly blank screen, while, at the same time, you’re brimming with enough determination to write a full length novel in less than a week.
So, how do you bust through writer’s block? How do you put a stop to hours of typing, deleting, typing, deleting? For starters, you stop self-editing during the creative process.
There will be time for that later.
For now, to push past writer’s block, focus on writing, getting your ideas to paper (or a computer screen). That’s right. Start writing or typing whatever surfaces in your mind. Not only could you leap over writer’s block, you could also unearth a great novel.
If you’re still struggling with writer’s block after taking the above steps, here are a few other steps you could take to get rid of writer’s block.
- Re-write a passage from one of your favorite magazines
- Write down the words to a popular song
- Review the last book you read, writing down benefits readers could gain from reading the book
- Describe each season in two sentences or less
- Join a writer’s discussion group, completing group writing exercises
- Refer to a “story ideas” book, completing writing prompts listed in the book
There is no better way to get past writer’s block than writing without critiquing your work. Remember, you can edit your work later. For now, just get your ideas on paper.
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