OK, so why have I titled this post promising you a way to get past that block? If I hire a plumber, I don’t expect them to say ‘No I can’t come today because I’m blocked! I love Jeffrey Archer best selling books, you might not be aware of his writing routine.
’ When you’re employed to do an office or factory job, you can’t ring your boss one lunchtime and say, ‘I’m not coming in this afternoon, I’m blocked.’ ‘’ I hear you whisper, with a sigh and a creative flounce away to stare at the sky. Some days will be harder than others, some days the unicorns aren’t tiptoeing through the forest, the spies aren’t being secretive, the travel globe isn’t spinning… You could be imagining the millionaire writer sitting next to his private pool, or on a beach with a panama hat and a cocktail, scribbling some creative thoughts on an expensive journal before wandering into the sunset for more inspiration.
It’s exactly this flow state that attracts us to the craft of writing – it’s what sends a shiver down our spine when we write. You can’t force your way into it, and the harder you try to fore it, the harder it becomes to access that state.
That’s why staring at a blank page can often make your blockages even worse.
Cohen has a degree in English from the University of North Carolina.
Ebook Creative Writing
He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois where he also acts and does improv comedy.
You can use them as ideas, drop them in a folder (I use Scrivener) for later. It can be alien invaders landing on the wrong planet, through to a fairy prince coming across a tower in the woods with a princess locked in. ***** If you’re still struggling with embedding your writing habit, go have a look at my 28 day online course ‘No More Excuses’ I’d love to hear how you write your way through your creative sticking points.
Why not share one of two on social media, they can be great conversations starters and help you build your tribe. OK the second one may have been done already but you get the idea. Watch the body language of a couple disagreeing in a store. https:// https:// (A few of the services I use to bring this free content to you.
In order to get into a writing flow state, you have to simply start writing while you’re NOT in a flow state.
And that’s why you get “writer’s block." Many potential writers never get a grasp on this idea, and that’s why they fight a lifelong, uphill battle against “writer’s block." I put “writer’s block" in quote marks, because once you understand how to get into a writing flow state you realize that Author Bryan Cohen has been writing on the subject of writer's block and personal development since 2007, though he's been a playwright, poet and fiction writer since 2001.