Monday, October 27, 2014

Six Ways to Conquer Writers Block

Hello my awesome amigos!!
Can you just not seem to think straight? Is organizing thoughts becoming a bore? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. At one point or another, I am positive that this horrible, tragic fate will befall you. It's deadly if you don't treat it in time. It slowly eats away your brain until you no longer have the ability to think creative thoughts.Yes. Writers block.

Never fear, I am here to help you cure this insufferable condition. Here are five ways to rejuvenate the mind and refresh the soul so you can return to your former state of creative awesomeness.

  1. Gather Inspiration. I really like Pinterest and Tumblr for doing this. Look for pictures, read poetry, do something that will expose you to somebody else's life or culture. Get insight on other people's points of views on matters close to your heart. Chances are that if you find something that you enjoy, it will spark a creative flame inside of you.
  2. Break outside of your comfort zone. I know that it's hard, but start small. Change up something that has been the same for a long time. I think that it's fun to switch up your bedroom decorations when you are in a rut. If you're brave, go extreme. Do something that you're afraid of. 
  3. Meet new people. Talk to somebody that looks interesting. There is a high likelihood that a really great story will come out of it. If not, at least you got to talk to someone new and possibly, make a friend. I highly doubt that you will not think of something to write about when you talk to someone you've never met before.
  4. Bring a notebook with you EVERYWHERE. You never know when you could have an epiphany. Some of my best ideas come when I'm in the shower, on a walk, or slipping between consciousness and sub-consciousness.
  5. Visit somewhere you've never been before. To get the creative juices flowing, it can be really helpful to take yourself to an environment that you aren't used to. See something that you've always wanted to see. It can also be helpful to visit a place that is similar to the place that you are writing about. You can never really give a real down to earth description of something if you've never seen it, smelled it, felt it, etc.
  6. Bust out the old pen and paper. There is nothing quite like letting your thoughts flow through your hands and onto your paper. It often provides opportunities for new ideas to emerge since writing is slower than typing. I 

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