The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Writer’s Block

Guest post by Nicholas Rubright: Writer’s block is a common ailment among writers and creative professionals. It can be crippling for any individual who needs to put thoughts on paper. You stare at the screen, and everything that you’ve ever wanted to say is just not there. The words, your ideas, they’re all gone. It’s…

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Some Thoughts on Creative Resistance

Ever felt like you wanted to write, you really really did, but it just felt hard? So you did the laundry instead or wiped down your already clean counters because that felt useful and easier? I think we’ve all been there. All my laundry got done last week though I did also write but some days felt…hard.…

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Give yourself TIME to develop ideas & avoid Writer’s Block

You’ve probably heard of “writer’s block.” It’s a common “thing” in the writer’s world.  In my mind, it’s a myth. There’s really no such thing. We can always write something. It might not be what we want to write, like a chapter in our book or a brilliant blog post.  But every single one of us…

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7 Strategies for Breaking Through Creative Blocks

[Originally posted April 2013; updated Jan. 2020] Before we dive into creative blocks, I first want to address the idea of “writer’s block.” I would argue that even though I’m writing a post about it, there’s actually no such thing as “writer’s block.” Here’s why I object to the idea of writer’s block. If I…

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9 Strategies to Enhance Your Creativity and Break Through Blocks

School is all about rote memory, conformity, and following the rules. But when we’re immersed in a world of testing and non-creativity, how do we develop some of our creative skills? We work at it. In fact, creativity is more about working really hard and dedicating ourselves to some sort of creative pursuits than waiting…

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Hitting the Writing Wall and Blasting Through

How many new pieces do you start in a year? Can you even answer that question? Or is it too many to count? In my experience, the number tends to be high. Why? Because creatives ooze great ideas and stories, and starting stories is the fun part of writing. Anything can happen. Creativity soars. Then,…

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