Do you know where your next burst of inspiration will come from?
Will it tickle the back of your neck and whisper an idea into the shell of your ear or will it thwack you over the back of your head and grunt ‘don’t be stupid, my idea is always the best idea’? Continue reading “10 Amazing Writing Prompts from 642 Tiny Things to Write About”
Its that time of the month again! It comes around so quickly and this month it came right in time for Easter! Let’s get stuck into it.
This months theme was… Continue reading “Owlcrate: March unboxing”
The blank page.
“You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”
I’ll admit, I had been staring at this screen for a while, which is annoyingly ironic. Continue reading “Types of Writer’s Block and How to Overcome Them”
“The mind is a powerful thing. It can take you through walls.”
― Denis Avey
Now I already touched on this in my previous “lack of imagination” Blog post however having a negative mindset can Continue reading “Types of Writer’s Block and How to Overcome Them”
No connection with what you are writing about.
“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.”
― Steven Wright
If I sat down and started writing about soldiers trudging through waist deep mud and the decaying bodies of their enemies towards the luminous halo of victory, it would be a hot mess. Even if I did mounds of research and Reconnaissance It would still turn out terribly. I don’t connect with military fiction, or nonfiction for that matter. I have no desire to write or read that style and genre of literature. So I stay away from it.
This is the obvious one. If you don’t like something, why would you try and write about it? Continue reading “Types of Writer’s Block and How to Overcome Them”
Insufficient information or research
“Drunk on research, exhilarated by arcane details”
― Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things
If you don’t know about what you are writing, then how can you know what you are writing?
Writing a coherent and convincing story relies heavily on the amount of research times that you have put in. Whether you are writing about an inner-city romance or an alien planet, research will be your best friend. The more information you accumulate the more convincing your story will become. Continue reading “Types of Writer’s Block and How to Overcome Them”
A ‘lack’ of imagination
“What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.”
― Sylvia Plath
So you start slamming away at those keys, writing your heart out but then you stop. You realise that you’ve read this before. That you are simply rewriting an old tired concept and not even making it better. The fact it that there are millions of novels and the probability of creating something new and never seen or read before is very slim. The key is to make it your own. Continue reading “Types of Writer’s Block and How to Overcome Them”