5 Ways to deal with Writer’s Block – by Helen Brain

  You sit down to write, and the words just can’t come out. When they do they seem flat and empty. You fear you’ve lost your touch, and the more you panic the worse it gets. You’ve got writer’s block.   How Does Writer’s Block Feel? One well known writer describes it well: “When I wrote my first book, I had no expectations, nothing to compare my work to. If it bombed, it bombed. If it did ok I would just be grateful. But when

Writer’s Block: Don’t Agitate, Meditate

    Writer’s block can happen to the best of writers, and meditation can be a powerful panacea.   BY DESIMA BEUKES   You know the feeling - the words just won’t come and your article deadline is looming. The more you stress about your writer’s block, the worse it gets. Scientists have discovered that meditation can be a powerful way of minimising writers’ block. Not only can meditation lessen the panic from staring at those blank pages; it also leads to mindfulness and restored creativity. The word

Beating Writer’s Block

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” - Joseph Heller “Never, never, never, never give up.” - Winston Churchill One problem that all writers face is the dreaded “writer’s block”: when you have a blank page in front of you, pen at the ready ... and zero ideas. This can strike at any point in the novel – or in your career. How to deal with getting stuck? It’s not permanent. The first and most important thing to realise is that having an off