There is no such thing as writer’s block.
…You’re just not writing.
The only cure for writer’s block is to write. Write even if you don’t know where you’re going. Write out all the problems you are trying to solve. Then write down what won’t work, and what might work but probably won’t, and what is cliche, and what is unexpected, and what is unusual.
Here’s a bunch of quotes for you that basically all say the same thing—when you’re blocked, just write anyway! (P.S. If you’re on Pinterest, Pin away.)
When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up. —Pixar story artist Emma Coats
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. —William Butler Yeats
You fail only if you stop writing. —Ray Bradbury
There’s a phrase, “sitzfleisch,” which means just plain sitting on your ass and getting it done…—Peter S. Beagle
Stuck? To ease yourself back into writing, try these Daily Writing tips.
Need some more motivation? Check out my motivational posts here.
Got questions? Ask away in the comments.
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