Thursday, January 19, 2012

Take that Writer's Block

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.
And if you are still stuck after those, try google fun cat pics. It won't cure your writer's block, but it's a lot of fun.

What's you're cure for writer's block?


  1. I love blog.Thank you for posting it.

  2. For some reason, brushing my teeth has always cured those temporary bouts of writer's block. Something about the minty freshness just makes my brain move a little bit faster.