How to avoid Writer’s Block: My Thoughts/Advice♡

This is going to be a post about how to avoid Writer’s block, which I sometimes get myself. These are just some ways to avoid getting it, I’m not an expert or anything. However, I hope it helps 🙂

1.) Planning
Having a set plan, can make things a lot easier.
So, whenever you have the time do this.
Ideas will flow, that will help you have a basis of your story.
These include: brainstorming, drawing pictures and more.

2.) Taking your time
When writing: it’s important that you take your time when starting the story.
Try and build, the story and also get a sense of what direction you want it to go in.

3.) The Genre: What will it be?
Another factor, is knowing what genre your story will be in.
Reading books in your desired genre, can help with story ideas.
Watching films and series in the genre, is also very beneficial.
What makes it stand out? What elements are used?

4.) Research
Research is key: in finding out what books are popular
What kind of books (genre)
And finding out why, that is and what you can incorporate into your books.
Also, tips on how to write, and start a story can be found online e.g. Google, books, YouTube and interviews.

5.) Free-writing
Passionate about writing, and feel that you enjoy writing other things such as: reviews, poems, short stories and blogging.
You should try it, and explore your talents.
It helps with giving you a break and explore and experience other exciting things.
This is so helpful, in giving you an insight into other places and things. Which in turn, helps give you ideas which you can note down whenever.

6.) Read a book
This is great, as it gives you the time to really focus on something else.
Gives you an idea, of how to begin your story and take some elements that you like from it to structure your story.
(I love reading).
It’s relaxing too.

7.) Don’t RUSH in trying to get interesting things in.
This is important!
Sometimes the story build up, being slow is best.
It helps with the story formation.
Too many interesting things happening all at once, makes it difficult for any other ideas to form easily.
Gradually, with a structure more ideas form making it a more enjoyable writing experience.
What you need:
I watched as the man lay motionless in front of me, trying to find a way to resuscitate him with all my best efforts.

As opposed to:
The fight between the two boys scared me.
A boy jumped into the ring, and tried to stop it from getting too far.
A dog came and started barking, which only resulted in all three of them getting seriously injured.
A girl cried, as one of the fighters was her brother.

That’s all, I hope it helps
Thank you,
Yours kindly,
Lizzy
P.S. This may be updated

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