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…

Author: sabina khan

Sabina Khan is the author of THE LOVE & LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI (Spring 2019/Scholastic) . She is an educational consultant and a karaoke enthusiast. After living in Germany, Bangladesh, Macao, Illinois and Texas, she has finally settled down in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, two daughters and the world's best puppy.

10 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Writer’s Block”

  1. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I find that the most spontaneous and innocuous conversations light a spark and then you have something to write about.


      1. I will say that Facebook doesn’t help me at all: once I log on, I could play Farmville 2 for hours while my poor manuscripts goes untouched! 🙂


  2. 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.


  3. 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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