The Cure for Writer’s Block

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Got an e-mail the other day from someone who is a regular contributor on one of the on-line forums I frequent. He’d run into a brick wall and couldn’t think of anything to write about.

It happens to the best of us from time to time. Creativity is a funny thing. We can’t always turn it on and off whenever we want to. But there is a solution.

Sometimes just switching gears and writing about another topic can help. Or go do a project that has been on your “honey do” list for too long. Sometimes those little nagging issues can have an effect our creativity. If that doesn’t help then why not take a break and do something you enjoy doing. Maybe bake a batch of cookies. Play a round of golf or go to a ball game. Read a book that you haven’t had the time to read. Call an old friend or relative you haven’t talked to in awhile. The point is go do something different so your mind will have a chance to focus on other things, and your creative muse can take a rest. Don’t worry, it will come back. And when it does you can pick up where you left off. My friend is back to posting on the forum just like nothing happened.

My thought for the day.