Home Remedies for Writer’s Block

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Last week I suffered from a particularly virulent strain of Writer’s Block. To overcome my frustration I decided to do some research into home remedies. Here’s what I came up with:

– A Castle Marathon may not be what the doctor ordered, but what do doctors know. It gave me some awesome ideas.

– Dive into your work. I’m a tutor, so my teenage students are great fodder for YA dialogue.

-It’s okay to have a drink after work on a weekday,every day, as long as it’s for medicinal purposes.

-Incessantly messaging your friends on Facebook is legal if it generates ideas for your book. After all there are so many different characters in a novel, the voices have to come from somewhere.

-Telling everybody that you are suffering from Writer’s Block and that you need an evening out is a legitimate excuse to go out for a night of karaoke. A Karaoke bar is a veritable smorgasbord for characters.

And the research continues…

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10 comments on “Home Remedies for Writer’s Block

  1. I find that I end up reading interesting articles that others have shared and that often gives me ideas. Sometimes it’s just comments people make that make me think of one of my characters and I can use it in some way.

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  2. It’s not just going out per se, it’s going out for Karaoke and convincing your friends to go with you. That’s the real challenge. It helps if you can guilt them into it.

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