Strategy for Writer’s Block

[found on entrepreneur.com; by Catherine Clifford]


“In many cases, the more important the writing task, the more the would-be writer freezes up. The result can be something of a Mobius strip of anxiety turned into fear turned into more anxiety, and what you’re left with is a blank page.

To help you work through writer’s block, consider the strategies below…

Don’t wait for perfect words. If every sentence has to be a flawless work of art, then you will sit in fear. The sweat might pour, but the words won’t come. Just start writing words on the page. Know that once you have started, you can go back and revise what you have. But until you start, you will never know where you are trying to go. If you are writing on a tight deadline, it is even more critical that you let go of the notion of immediate perfection. One writer friend of mine offered the analogy that writing is like cleaning a messy room: the only way a large mess gets cleaned up is to start tidying one small corner at a time.”

To see the rest of the writing strategies from Catherine Clifford, and to bookmark her articles for your toolbox, click HERE.

 

[found on http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233264]


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4 responses to “Strategy for Writer’s Block

  1. Not to wait for the perfect words is a great piece of advice. Thanks for sharing!
    As it so happens, I wrote a blog post recently on writer’s block that might help.
    http://theryanlanz.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/defeating-writers-block/

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