Let me tell you the secret to getting rid of writer’s block forever.
I’ll admit, I’ve certainly had days where I feel like I don’t know what to write, or I worry that everything I write is terrible.
Some people call that writer’s block. I call it “Monday.” :-)
But seriously, what most people call “writer’s block” is an insidious combination of those two problems.
Problem #1: Not knowing what to write.
Problem #2: Loss of faith in your writing skills.
The good news is that both of those problems can be methodically solved. Here’s how.
If you don’t know what to write, you need to figure it out.
If you’re writing fiction, that means nailing down who your story is really about, what they really want (and why), and what’s in the way. This article can help.
Do you feel like everything you write is awful?
That probably means you’re trying to write something and edit it at the same time. It doesn’t work that way.
You need to write it all out first, as fast as you can. Get it all down on paper. And don’t change a thing until after you finish. No matter how bad it is (and it’s probably better than you think), at least it’s done, and you can fix it later.
If you can do those two things – figure out what to write, and then write it without stopping – then you’ll never suffer writer’s block. I promise.