Overcoming Writer’s Block

August 30, 2008

Have you been bitten by the dreaded ‘writer’s block’ bug? Do you find yourself staring dumbly at a blank page not knowing what to write next? Not to worry! You are not alone.

Here are some suggestions for you that have worked well for me:

Free flow writing nonstop for about 15 plus minutes on any topic related to the story I’m writing helps me overcome writer’s block. The trick is to keep writing nonstop without pausing to edit or think.

Another technique that helps me is reviewing all my story notes before going to bed and asking my mind to ‘work on it’ while I sleep. The first thing I do upon waking is start writing! It’s like a dam of creative energy building up overnight that needs to be released.

Happy Writing!

Sharif Khan

Freelance Writer, Consultant
Author of “Psychology of the Hero Soul”


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