Well, internetians, it's that time of the week again. I'm here to whine and complain to you. At least that's what I've led you to believe, but you're wrong. I'm actually here to help you this time.
Now let's be honest, raise your hand if you've ever had writer's block. Uh-huh. I thought so. Hey, random guy in the back, don' t lie, get that hand up there; you've had it too. So that's everybody, good. Well, not good that you've had writer's block, but good that this will be helpful for everybody.
Now let's do some role-blogging. Our characters are Jane and yours-truly, who, in this case, are talking very unrealistically. Bt this is to get the point across, so bare with me.
Jane: Gee whiz, I'm writing this amazing story but I've suddenly run out of ideas.
Sammy: Wow, Jane, that's horrible. What do you intend to do about it? (Author's Note: I do not actually talk like that. I'm exaggerating my character to help you fully understand.)
Jane: Hmm. That's a tough one, Sammy. Any ideas?
Sammy: Sure thing. Why don't you try taking a break for a few days?
Taking a break is a great way to get your creativeness flowing. I do this a lot. Sometimes you get a moment of inspiration and you just start writing, sometimes this lasts for a few days. When you write everyday, you do eventually use up all your ideas, sometimes before you've finished the story. When you take a break it gives you a chance to recharge the writing portion of your brain and gain some new experience. Of course, there are times when you can't do this. Such as...(Cut to role-blogging skit)
Jane: That's a great idea, Sammy, but this story is a story I've got to write for English and it's due in three days. What else should I do?
Sammy: Well, you could try listening to some music!
Listening to music can give the brain a short break and can sometimes inspire you. Listen a little more closely to the lyrics than you usually do. It's especially good to listen to a song that corresponds with the kind of story you're writing. If you're writing a love story, listen to a love song, a drama, a dramatic song, etc. And like the break above, you can't always do this, either.
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Jane: Again, Sammy, that's a totally awesome idea but, we're in school and I can't listen to my music. Any other ideas?
Sammy: I wish you stop coming up with ways to cancel out my amazing ideas, even if you are right. But, I have one more tip for you: Daydream.
When you're writing, it's usually because you've got free-time. When writer's block hits, daydreaming about anything at all can give you some sort of random inspiration. It's actually kind of weird. Even if your daydream has nothing to do with your story, it can still somehow cure the writer's block. Maybe it gives your brain a cool down or something, but it works.
So, there you go. You are all very lucky ducks! You must be so happy to have me to help you through these horrible times such as writer's block.
See you next week,
How do YOU get rid of Writer's Block? Tell us in your comment!