I'm back from my blogging vacation. And I've got a question for you all.
Have you ever found yourself staring blankly at the computer wondering where the words have gone? Well here's some tips for battle an author's enemy - writer's block:
- War Words - I am so addicted to these now. You and your writing buddies set up a time to be online together. It can be on facebook, via email or on a community forum like inkpop. You set the start time in minutes (as in :30) and how long you'll write for (fifteen minutes), write like crazy at the start time then post what you wrote in the time with the word count and get feedback from your buds.
- Relocate - get off your butt and write outside, preferably AWAY from internet access. If you don't have a laptop then you can write the old fashioned way (and I don't mean lug a typewriter with you.)
- Meow - Written? Kitten! is a website that allows you to be rewarded with a new picture of a kitten for ever 100, 200, 500 or 1000 words you write depending on your preference. You will get to see pictures like this and this because images are randomly selected from Flickr's “most interesting” photos matching the tags “kitten” and “cute.”
- Create a writing play list and then listen to it - keep a note pad handy because those creative juices are often stimulated by melodic sounds.
What's you're cure for writer's block?