As a writer there is nothing better than looking at a new page and planning what you are going to write. It’s a space where you can make wonderful words come alive into worlds and characters and settings that make you happy. You can create anything at all that you might think in your imagination.
One of the most troubling problems of a new page is writers block. It plagues even the most prolific writers from time to time who sit staring at a blank page and the possibilities just might not come in the moment. It’s a problem i’ve tended to solve with some simple and light hearted free writing. Write whatever comes to mind.
Think of something out of the ordinary or something you may find remarkably funny but never thought to write about. Funny always appeals to people so you can’t really go wrong. In the case that your free write might not be the best quality, it doesn’t actually matter so much. It might be that your giving yourself a hard time and a few free writes might unblock your brain to find the quality writing you know your capable of.
That’s why writers block is a very frustrating things sometimes for writers, they know the content they think about every day is there to be written down and expressed, but sometimes it just needs that free write nudge to be able to be revealed.
When you have a page with lots of words on it that you have written at another time, you may just stare in confusion. Take a minute to renew and refresh your brain of what you have been writing about and then you can have a fresh start and recovered look at your current writing project.
It’s always advisable if your writing in sections or by page to always look back and refresh your mind of the way you are writing that piece because then you can make sure that it’s all appropriately written in your own original style and tone that people will immediately be able to say ‘oh, yes, that’s by **your name**, he writes in such a consistent and refreshing way’.
After all we write because we want to educate, entertain and inform. That’s ultimately what it’s all about, doing the same thing as great writers before you but in a new and fresh way.
That fresh start that some good free writes will provide not only refreshes you to have to ability to write well and put quality words in place of the empty spaces on that new page, it renews happiness. I find that the best fresh start concerning writing occurs in a brightly lit area.
I have found that a dull writing environment only dulls my writing and the things I write. That’s why I try to always write in a brightly lit area and if I start to get a bit overwhelmed or sad, I take a break from writing and take my dog for a walk. Seeing my dog so happy also makes me happy and provides a new fresh start for me to write.
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