There’s a special place where the writing just flows. It comes through you and it’s the best you can do to merely keep up with it, getting it all down as quickly as you can. The sentences come pre-formed; you never struggle to find that perfect word. Call it being in the zone, feeling the flow, whatever you want. It’s a special place.
And then there are other times. When you stare at your computer and you can’t think of a single word to write. When every sentence you type is clunky and stupid and you wonder, what’s the point? Temporary writer’s block, a dead zone, whatever. It’s ugly.
So how do you get from that ugly place to that special place? How do you release your creativity and get over writer’s block?
After writing a novel in just over five weeks, I learned a lot about how to get myself into the zone. And the best thing I can think to do with that knowledge is share it with you. Enjoy! Continue reading »