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Doesn't matter what you call it: writer's block or creative block or simply "Where is my inspiration when I need it?!" All creative individuals find their work coming less easily at some times than others. That's when you need strategies, and plenty of them. There are at least 90 such tips, tools, and techniques in , edited by Alex Cornell, with a foreword by Erik Spiekermann. is a fresh compilation of practical, real world solutions offered by a range of creative individuals, including graphic designers, artists, writers, and photographers.
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by Noelle Sterne Your fingers play the computer keyboard like a concert pianist, your pens run dry with astounding speed, your pages pile up like gold. "Wow," you think, "this is how it should be!
When I was 11, I was given a little five-year diary with a lock and key. I wrote the usual pre-pubescent stuff in it, a few lines a day, most days. At 14, I began using steno notebooks, and over the next couple of decades I filled dozens with my tormented longings and occasional excited high points. Since I became a professional—and computerized—writer, I've been keeping a writer's notebook. Even as irregular as I am about the process, it's proven priceless for my creative output.
How to find inspiration By Leo Babauta You can’t wait for inspiration.
One-line story starters are great for group writing exercises. They have enough conflict to start the writing flow, but are open-ended to allow each writer to follow his or her own direction. Individual writers can use them on a regular basis for “ practice writing ,” following Natalie Goldberg’s suggestions in Writing Down the Bones . Creative Writing Exercises Set a timer for 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
Personal blogging is pretty easy; business blogging is tougher. Making it interesting, tying your posts into your product line, and achieving the right voice are a challenge for even the most professional writer. These worries often lead to massive writers block. Here are 30 ideas for topics you may have never considered including on your online store’s blog. Post a recipe that ties into your site’s theme. If you sell children’s products, make something kid-friendly.
As many authors know, writer's block is no day at the beach. Karen Wiesner gives us some practical tips on how to conquer that little demon called writer's block. Angel VS.
From jumping into the shower to using voice recognition software, these famous authors (some Booker Prize awardees) have their own idiosyncrasies. But all of them seem to agree on one hurdle: the dread of writer’s block. Most of us are nowhere near those heights, but we do our own form of writing, like blog posts or simple journaling.
Writing Prompts : The Imagination Prompt Generator As featured on Blogger's Buzz! Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute writing timer.
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My problem is that I start working on a project, finish chapter one, and decide I'm not happy with it. So I revise it, and then I revise it again, and again, and again, and then I rewrite it, and revise it, and so on, ad infinitum. I have ten novel projects all stuck at chapter one and a short story series stuck at the first story. Only recently have I made any progress beyond that (chapter 4, woot!) all thanks to a writers workshop that meets every week, they give me hell when I go back to revise instead of moving forward. And for me that's hugely important, moving forward and only forward.