Whether you believe writer’s block exists or not (some people call it something else) the fact remains that sometimes when you sit down to write, the words don’t come. I’ve found a really interesting article with some writer’s thoughts on the subject over at RookieMag.com. The post is called Getting Unstuck: Writers’ thoughts on writer’s block.
There are some very cool names who contributed to that article, including Malcolm Gladwell and Joss Whedon among others. There’s a lot of great advice, encouragement and tough love there, and not all of it agrees. Which is awesome too! Something for everyone and every situation.
One of my favorite things had to do with being kind to yourself, as I’m trying to do more of that these days.
“Julie Klausner says…”
Writer’s block isn’t magically ordained, or sent down as a decree from God or whatever. It’s not external—you’re the only one doing the blocking! So please try to be gentle to yourself. Being hard on yourself is the #1 cause of misery and wasted time and keeping yourself back. I’ve never heard of anybody who’s bullied themselves into being more prolific or successful.
If you enjoy the article and would like some creative inspiration for fiction writing, you can pick up a free fiction idea guide here:
Much Happiness and Success!