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Are you in the mood?

Updated on July 24, 2011

Writers Block


Twiddle Twiddle...

There you are sitting at your desk... the deadline in your mind. Maybe the deadline is a real one and maybe its just a tool you have made for yourself that pushes you toward your goals of writing creativly...

Last few weeks I have come in and gone out of Hub Pages without much thought of producing new writings... Not that I do not have things to share, so much as a definate lack of time to share them. Today however as I sat down to converse with my etherial readers, I could not help but notice that I had nothing at all to talk about.

Normally I have a thought... or some wonderful arts and craftsy thing that is on my mind... maybe a camera full of photos and some excitement to describe a process that infatuates me at the moment.. But today... Nada. Zip...

Then it occured to me that this is exactly "Writers Block" or a "Lack of Creativity" at the moment... But it is also one more thing... It is simply put... a Lack of "Being in the mood".

Well... Im half way there... I want to write something.. But lack the capacity of thoughts that are different enough to warrant putting down on paper for the enjoyment of others.

Oh.. what should I do? For most people writers Cramp is brought on by presure to produce. So if you are experiencing this pressure and it is causing your well to run dry on you, I would start by recomending that you Take a Break.

Take a Break... go for a walk... ride a bike or take a hike... Fly a kite, wear a kilt or just go swim in a pool full of silt...

Don't stay there at the computer screen wracking your poor brain for a topic... GO FIND ONE!!!

For me I have found that my mind works best when it is in Neutral... No joke.

Try it sometime...

Step one...

Take a few minutes to get alone with the Lord and Pray. (prayer always helps to lighten the minds load... God is a great listener and also gives wisdom to those who ask)

Step Two...

Relax... stop pressureing yourself and go do something else.. change your routine and think on things that matter... and keep your eyes pealed for a subject that interests you.

Step three....

When you go out..make sure to bring along some paper and a pen or two in your pocket to jot down some notes on. (I usually just fold up a sheet of printer paper and put it in my shirt pocket with a couple of zebra 301 pens... (my favorites)

Step Four...

When thoughts come to you... at work, at home, at the laundry mat, or wherever you might be... Jot them down. Keep a list of things going on...

Leave plenty of space between subjects of interest and when something more occurs to you on one subject use that space to make notes.

Step Five...

Never let the ideas get stale.. when you get home.. (or back to work) take the time to work on the subjects and get them into a comprehensible form... You may not have time to finish them now, but get them at least to the point where you can remember your "train of thoughts" and get that train back on its tracks later.

With these Five Steps you should be up and running in no time... Enjoy your writing.


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