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Alright Dorothy, your call, click your heels or get out of my shoes!

“I’m not as good at this as I should be!”

“Why can’t I write like…”

There are always going to be innumerable frustration when you are writing. If you’re a half-descent writer then you will inevitably think that you have a lot of room for improvement. If you are past that stage, my congratulations, but know this…it won’t last forever. The lime light is only on for fifteen minutes, give or take, and eventually you will return to self-doubt and self-deprecation, if only for a little while.

“The only thing that blocks a writer is the writer.”

We’ve given these varied frustrations a name, we call them Writers Block. Here’s the hitch, Writers Block is only as powerful as you make, the catch is, we’re writers, we make words insurmountably powerful. In a way, we enable our own worst enemy.

“Alright Dorothy, your call, click your heals or get out of my shoes!”

You have two choices, wallow or overcome! Both choices will, or should, help your writing, they are conflict and conflict resolution; two aspects of writing that are never absent from a good story. How do you get there?

“You can’t find the meaning of life. You have to create it!”

It’s simple. First things first, what do you want in your life? Obviously you want to be a writer right, so drop the drama act queen bee, save it for your story, it does you no good to fondle the fire of self-pity. Next, realize this, there is only one thing in the way, it’s you!

“Backspace is the pitfall of all writers”

Be it you write a line, re-read it and IMMEDIATELY delete it, or you sit down and let your eyes glaze over as the blank screen taunts you. You are in the way! If your deleting your work, stop. If you are questioning the subtext, STOP! If you are being overly critical, STOP – save that for your Editor, believe me they will do a much better job of it than you will.

“When I’m tired, I sleep. When I’m hungry, I eat. There’s no conundrum here. If my senses are failing me, I give it a rest.”

Find some big, noise reducing headphones, turn on the music, close your eyes and just let the words fall on the paper.

I’m not kidding, this is the equivalent of tapping a rubber tree. You make one portal for your creative ideas to funnel through, your keyboard, and then let the river flow.

This is one of the most amazing experiences you can have for one simple reason, you will enjoy writing!

“Wait a second…what do you mean writing should be fun?”

Never forget this, it is your choice, you decide if writing is going to be a job. If you don’t want it to be then why are you stressing yourself out? This is an art, and like all art it is best to observe. So, reel-up your imagination, let the images play out and type. Do look, don’t analyze, just tell me what you see.

As a reader, that’s what I want. I want to see the wonderful worlds you create, I want them to be so real that I use them to escape from the pangs and atrocities of everyday reality. So give me an unadulterated sample. Let me buy a ride through your imagination. That’s what you expect of your readers, and equally so, that’s what you should expect from yourself.

“I’m not as good at this as I should be!”

“Why can’t I write like…”

 

There are always going to be innumerable frustration when you are writing. If you’re a half-descent writer then you will inevitably think that you have a lot of room for improvement. If you are past that stage, my congratulations, but know this…it won’t last forever. The lime light is only on for fifteen minutes, give or take, and eventually you will return to self-doubt and self-deprecation, if only for a little while.

“The only thing that blocks a writer is the writer.”

We’ve given these varied frustrations a name, we call them Writers Block. Here’s the hitch, Writers Block is only as powerful as you make, the catch is, we’re writers, we make words insurmountably powerful. In a way, we enable our own worst enemy.

“Alright Dorothy, your call, click your heals or get out of my shoes!”

You have two choices, wallow or overcome! Both choices will, or should, help your writing, they are conflict and conflict resolution; two aspects of writing that are never absent from a good story. How do you get there?

“You can’t find the meaning of life. You have to create it!”

It’s simple. First things first, what do you want in your life? Obviously you want to be a writer right, so drop the drama act queen bee, save it for your story, it does you no good to fondle the fire of self-pity. Next, realize this, there is only one thing in the way, it’s you!

“Backspace is the pitfall of all writers”

Be it you write a line, re-read it and IMMEDIATELY delete it, or you sit down and let your eyes glaze over as the blank screen taunts you. You are in the way! If your deleting your work, stop. If you are questioning the subtext, STOP! If you are being overly critical, STOP – save that for your Editor, believe me they will do a much better job of it than you will.

“When I’m tired, I sleep. When I’m hungry, I eat. There’s no conundrum here. If my senses are failing me, I give it a rest.”

Find some big, noise reducing headphones, turn on the music, close your eyes and just let the words fall on the paper.

I’m not kidding, this is the equivalent of tapping a rubber tree. You make one portal for your creative ideas to funnel through, your keyboard, and then let the river flow.

This is one of the most amazing experiences you can have for one simple reason, you will enjoy writing!

“Wait a second…are you seriously trying to tell me that writing should be fun?”

Never forget this, it is your choice, you decide if writing is going to be a job. If you don’t want it to be then why are you stressing yourself out? This is an art, and like all art it is best to observe. So, reel-up your imagination, let the images play out and type. Do look, don’t analyze, just tell me what you see.

As a reader, that’s what I want. I want to see the wonderful worlds you create, I want them to be so real that I use them to escape from the pangs and atrocities of everyday reality. So give me an unadulterated sample. Let me buy a ride through your imagination. That’s what you expect of your readers, and equally so, that’s what you should expect from yourself.