14 Things to Do When You’re Struggling to Write

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Watch your favorite movie or a short episode of a T.V. show you like.

2. Make some food. Let your brain think while you cook.

3. Browse an online bookstore. (Don’t do this if you’re prone to purchasing massive quantities of literature when you shouldn’t — not that I know what that’s like or anything.)

4. Check out the NYT Bestseller List. Just because.

5. Hop on the writing prompt train. Write a few really random things that have nothing to do with what you’re actually trying to write.

6. Paint something. Color with crayons. It’s not childish, it’s FUN.

7. Avoid time evaporators like Twitter. You might think they’ll inspire you, but they usually won’t.

8. Move your writing apparatus(es) to a different location.

9. Indulge in your distraction … but for only five minutes. Sometimes satisfying the urge only takes a moment.

10. Spend 15 minutes writing…

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About christianboustead

I am a 34 old male who has been blind form the age of 11 years however, I don't let that get in the way of life.
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