THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “WRITERS BLOCK”!

Your only real problem, Is that you have become bored with what you are writing!

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “WRITERS BLOCK”!
Dont worry, Dont stop, Just keep typing!

RE:

WRITERS BLOCK!

Would you believe me if I said that...

YOU DO NOT HAVE “WRITERS BLOCK”

YOU HAVE NEVER HAD “WRITERS BLOCK”

YOU CAN NOT GET “WRITERS BLOCK”

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “WRITERS BLOCK”

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Because that is exactly, what I am telling you now!

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You do not need a “Writers Course”

You do not need any “Writer Guru”

These things are a Con Job!

You are ALL, - Already good enough!

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Your only real problem,

Is that you have become tired of what you are writing!

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Here are some solutions to your so-called “Writers Block”

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1)

Take that plan,

That creativity destroying ideology of having any pre-planned synopsis and for now, ignore it!

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2)

While you are at it,

Ignore all the things you were taught at school about writing a story.

All the crap about the premise, de-construction and resolution!

Ignore all that 'story theory’ crap entirely!

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NOTE:

You do not have to do this forever,

Just until your so-called “Writers Block” goes.

You can always return to those conventional ways afterwards.

Just resort to my philosophy, as and when it is ever needed!

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3)

Get the story that you think that you are stuck on.

Now, Use one or more of these techniques.

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A)

Segway.

Take a small café, bar, park bench or another spot in your current world setting.

And write 500 words about what is happing there.

It must have little or no direct relevance to your current running story BUT still, be set in the very same world and that present time!

DO NOT PLAN ANY OF IT!

Just improvise and you might be surprised what comes out.

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B)

Minor Character Flashback

Take any named character in your book.

The more minor the better.

They only have previously Named, However briefly.

Then write 500 words about what happened to them 5 or 10 years before current events.

DO NOT PLAN ANY OF IT!

Just improvise and you might be surprised what comes out.

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C)

The Witness

Take a major event you have written in your book

And create a totally new character who witnessed that event

Give them a name,

And allow a situation to form in your mind where they are repeating what they saw.

Allow them (if that is how they are forming) to have seen things wrong or be polluted with personal bias.

Let them tell you how they felt and how it affected them!

But also allow them to withhold their real feelings and views from the person, they are telling their story to!

DO NOT PLAN ANY OF IT!

Just improvise and you might be surprised what comes out.

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D)

Mix and match

Take all of (A) (B) (C) & (D) and see how many of these you can do all at once!

DO NOT PLAN ANY OF IT!

Just improvise and you might be surprised what comes out.

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E)

Just do it!

The ONLY thing that makes a 'writer' a 'Writer' is that they WRITE.

Not that they have been published!

Or how much they have been paid,

Or how famous they are!

THEY WRITE!

So,

JUST DO IT!

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NEVER LOOK AT AN EMPTY SCREEN OR PAGE!

DO NOT HESITATE!

DO NOT PAUSE FOR THOUGHT!

Just type or write.

All your ransom thoughts, dreams notions,

All the random garbage.

Just simply keep your finger moving and allow yourself to fall into a daydream.

No matter what, just keep typing whatever randomly pops into your mind, as it immediately pops in there.

DO NOT CENSOR YOURSELF!

TRY NOT TO THINK!

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4)

INSERT HERE!

While still ignoring your synopsis and any planning.

Attempt to insert what your mind has created into your existing book.

LET them merge, infect and alter each other.

It may take you on a totally different path.

You may feel a clash of loyalties between your ‘Precious Overly Planned Synopsis’ and this new scary story path.

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My advice?

Choose the new scary story path!

Even if that means letting you synopsis burn alive, screaming in agony!

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Because I reckon there is a 90% chance that you never had “Writers Block” to begin with,

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I reckon there is a very good 90% chance that you just got bored and stopped having fun!

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The only reason you should EVER be trepidacious about approaching your book is that you find the emotional experience far too intense to cope with.

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(Like a lover who is FAR TOO GOOD at giving you massive earth-shattering orgasms!)

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It should NEVER be because you are bored or finding writing a grind!

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I am very Anti ALL "Courses",

Write ONLY as YOU!

You are ALL already MORE than good enough!

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Where ever "they", say "Improve your writing"

I hear "We promote Homogenization of the craft," Instead!

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Ross E Fortune Lombardi
Ross E Fortune Lombardi
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Ross E Fortune Lombardi

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