Writer's Block', this a word which I had never heard of. It was only very recently I heard of this term. I read it in some of the blogs that I went through. Not that I never had a sort of distaste for writing for a short period, or I was in no mood to write.I did not know that it was called Writer's Block. I once wrote a story for my college magazine, which took hardly two days to complete. It brought me several words of appreciation. Another story, which I started writing about three months back, is still lying forgotten in some old datas of my lap top.
Now the question is how to over come this obstacle, which blocks the brain from writing.
1. When the 'block' happens, it is almost impossible to continue. So I leave the piece incomplete, that I am working upon. I rewrite the passage when the thought occurs again.
2. Sometimes there is a time limit to finish a particular passage/ story. In such circumstances, I jot down the outlines before I start the passage. Since all the points are already jotted down, you are spared of racking your brain.
3.Many times when sitting in front of my laptop I go blank and can't think of what to write. I love music of the olden days, whether instrumental or vocal. I switch on my music system. The soft music has a very soothing effect on the mind. You feel relaxed and ideas also come to you rushing. I used to adopt this method while studying in examination days in college.
4. The next idea may sound silly, but believe me it works wonders. I have four grand children, all four in their mid teens. I ask for their opinion on the topic that I am working upon, and seek their advice. It REALLY works.
5. The last thing that I do is to pack up every thing. Either forget the story or keep it under the covers till some positive thought occurs.
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Written for Write Tribe prompt
“Describe at least 5 ways you tackle writer’s block / blogger’s block” You are free to describe more than 5.