I took a deep breath and told myself not to panic. A few deep breaths later and I was still looking at an empty page. I checked my emails. As I was on-line anyway I decided to Bing 'Writer's Block' and get some advice.
The biggest tips were:
1. Eat something, you need a rush of energy to get you started. Did that. Still nothing.
2. Have a rest, you are tired so your imagination won't flow. Did that. Still an empty page.
3. Write something completely unrelated. Wrote an email to my friend in Florida. There is nothing on my page!
4. Read, someone else's writing, the words will stimulate you. I picked up Maya Angelou and just felt intimidated.
This was no good. I went out, bought two things I didn't need. A large packet of crisps and a large tub of natural yogurt! When I got back home I made a blueberry and banana smoothie with the said yogurt. I turned on the television and watched the first thing that came on, ate crisps and drank my smoothie. Hey presto, ideas started to flow again. Laptop back on and off I went.
My conclusion is that crisps and smoothies help you beat writer's block - No, that's not it. In fact I'm non the wiser about how to unblock Writer's Block. If it happens again - do I buy yogurt and crisps? Or something entirely different?
|The discouraged Nenene suffering from writer's block continues to lament the disappearance of Yomiko (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Do you have any tips to beat Writer's Block?