What to write, what to write? I've wracked my brain to come up with some pithy illustration or valuable lesson to bestow on you Bloggees. I could share one of the highlights of my trip to Kansas City last week (too boring). . .or dissect my latest editing project (too monumental). . .or critique the Academy Awards attendees' attire (too overdone) or commiserate about my dieting woes (too all-of-the-above). But none of these topics are ringing the bell for me.
Do you ever have writing days like this--when every attempt at creativity leads you down a dark alley, with no way out but back the way you came?
Professional writers can seldom afford to let writer's block run its course naturally. When I faced a deadline as an author and writer's block set in, I tried every trick in the book to rev my creativity back to life--some with greater success than others. Often, writer's block is overcome by simply writing whatever comes to mind, nonsense or not, until an Ah-ha! moment strikes. Sometimes, a research break allows an author just enough of a change of pace to kick their creativity back into high gear again. Then, there are those days when nothing but a power nap will do to wake up that sleeping inspiration.
What are some of your "personal favorite" methods for breaking through writer's block?
Until next Monday . . . may words flow freely from your thoughts to the page. . .
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." --John 8: 36, NIV.