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Dealing with Writer's Block

Cassandra V. Fulwood

Dealing with Writer’s Block Enhance Your Workspace No matter your environment, make it a place you want to be. Declutter or try putting out fresh flowers or a picture of what inspires you. Use the Pomodoro Technique Francesco Cirillo, developer of the Pomodoro technique, says people are most productive in 25-minute blocks. Plan a Time and Make a Habit Put time on the calendar and commit to that time. You don’t have to come with ideas or inspiration, but you do have to show up and follow through. Try a Writing Prompt Remember in grade school when you would be assigned a topic that you had to write about for 15 or 20 minutes? Treat the beginning of your writing time the same way by using a prompt. Writer’s Digest has a section of its website dedicated to them. It’s OK to be Flawed Don’t concern yourself with spelling or grammar or even good writing on your first draft. Just start writing. In addition, use filler words. (Yes, this is the opposite advice you’ll get from an editor at the end stages of writing.) Read This will put you in the right mindset to write your own words—or at least imitate those of your favorite writers. Don’t Give It a Name Professor Paul Silvi told the APA that “naming something gives it power.” So don’t acknowledge it. Sit down at the desk and prove it wrong. Source: #CTP #cassystouch #writersblock #writer #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writersofig #writers #writersnetwork #writerlife #writercommunity #writerscorner #writersden #writeruniverse #instawriters #igwriters #travelwriter #instawriter #writerquotes #workspace #read #habit #enhance #deal


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