It can certainly feel like we are plunging into an abyss when our words, for whatever reason abandon us. They may disappear for a moment or for longer but take heart in knowing they will return – much like a whisper across our minds that we grasp with all our might and put ink to page. Have you any tricks you can share for writers block?
When your muse finally returned, what was it’s greeting? Did you stumble upon a character’s motivation? A story line took another route? That scene you were struggling with finally came into being?
I try a word or picture prompt that is totally unrelated to my current work and the switch in thinking has a magic effect. The struggle ceases and my creativity takes over rejoycing in its freedom once again. I compare it to a re-boot of a computer – clearing the old data and making space for new thoughts. When I finish this break away task I find my fresh perspective makes all the difference to my current WIP.
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