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Who likes writer's block? I know i don't. I got this information from http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/writingroadblocks/tp/block.htm, and used some of my own words. 1. Make a writing schedule, stick to it, besides the writer's block. Ignore the writer's block and keep writing , even if you feel, "stuck". When you body show up to your book at the same time and place every day, eventually your brain will do the same. Graham Greene only wrote 500 words, every day from the moment he woke up. 500 words is only about a page, Greene wrote and got over 30 books published. Sponsored Links Fresh Ideas for Fiction Outline and Finish Your Book! Fun Techniques to Get You Writing www.StirlingEditing.com/Ebook1.html 2. Don’t be hard on yourself. don’t be hard on yourself at all while writing. Anna Quindlin wrote, “People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because they despair of writing eloquently.” Turn the negitive critism part of your brain off. There is a time and place for criticism: it’s called editing. 3. Think of writing more as your advage job and less as an hobbie. Stephen King, a famous writer, uses the technique of toolbox to talk about writing, and comparing it to laboral work. If we think of ourselves as laborers, as craftsmen, it’s easier to sit down and write. We’re kinda like brick layers. Each paper with words on it, we lay downjust putting words on the page, one beside another, the closer we are toa finshed product. At the end of the day, we’re just creating things -- stories, poems, or plays -- only we use vocabulary and grammar instead of bricks and mortar. 4. Take time off if you’ve just finished a project. Writer's block could be a sign that your ideas need time to gestate. Restlessness can be a major key in this art of the creative process. Give yourself some time to gather ideas from your new experiences, from forms of art, rading, your past. Do all this before you start again. 5. Set deadlines and be acountable to them. Many authors have problems doing this by their lonesome. It may bea helpful idea to get a writting partner. Then the two of you can help each other, by frist aggreeing to thin gs, and not only being encouraging in a non- theatening way, but also keep each other acountrable to the deadlines they come up with. When someone other than ourselves keeps us acouable to our promises we get results which helps many writers produce the finished material. Writing classes, or writting groups are another efficent way to jump-start a writing routine. 6. Observe any important factor that may be causing your writer's block. Write about your creativitity and anxieties problems regarding your writing. Talk to a friend of your's, 9more the better if he/she is one who writes. A number of books, such as "The Artist’s Way," are designed to help creative people explore the root causes of their writting block problems. If your writer's block still continues, you may want to seek counseling. Many therapists specialize in helping artists and writers reconnect with their creativity. 7. Multi-task. Some writers find it helpful to switch back and forth from one project to another. Whether this decreases fear or boredom, or both, it seems to help prevent writer's block for many people. 8. Try writing exercises. Although this may remind you of your high school writing class, writing exercises can loosen up the brain and get you to write things you would never write if you hadn't used it. If nothing else, they get words on the page, and if you do enough of that, some of it is have to be good. 9. Get up from the desk for a while. If you’ve been trying to work for a long time and feel yourself getting frustrated,do something that calms you down, such as taking a walk or doing your dishes. At the very least, get up and stretch. If you leave the house, though, remember to take a pen and pad of paper with you. Chances are that loosening up your arms and legs and changing your perspective will inspire the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. 10. Remember why you started to write in the first place. Look at what you’re writing and why. Are you writing what you love, or what you think you should be writing? The writing that feels most like you're playing will end up making you the most happy, and this is the writing your readers will immediatly reelate to or with. At the end of the day, writing is too tough to do it for any other reason. If you continue to touch base with the joy you first felt in writing, it will fulfil your goal, not only through your current block, but through whatever the future holds.

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