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6 Quick tips to beat writer’s block

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Take a Walk and see the beauty around you…

I get asked a lot how to overcome writers block. So here are 6 quick tips to beat writer’s block, and make it bow to me instead:

I had so many back-to-back contracts the last 2 years it was overwhelming. With such quick turn-arounds, I often ended up researching while I wrote. Not an easy way to get word count on the page. It’s really easy to end up spinning wheels in writers block because the frazzled brain is still processing.

These are my 6 “go-to” tips and tricks to beat writer’s block into submission.
1. I watch movies made about the era or topic. Doing that puts my mindset there in a passive way. I get more interested.
2. I pray. A lot.
3. I call a friend or two and brainstorm the book. Helps me get excited again.
4. I take breaks and go for a walk if I’ve sat too long. No bloodflow, no brain power.
5. I look for a research question and follow the rabbit trail. It’s again about inciting interest inside me.
6. I write an outline so a few lines about each chapter are on each chapter start page. Suddenly I have 8-12 or more pages and it’s no longer a blank document staring back at me 🙂

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