We’ve all had it at one time or another. That ubiquitous condition that has plagued writers since writing itself began. The culprit: writer’s block. Writer’s block is that frustrating feeling that everyone gets when they’re trying to write something, but nothing comes to mind. So, once you have writer’s block, what can you do? Follow these steps to ameliorate your condition.
- Take a deep breath. This will help you to relax. The mind doesn’t function very well under stress.
- Take a break from writing and find something else to do. Perhaps you could go for a walk or read your favorite book. Finding inspiration in nature is something that writers commonly do. You also may get an idea from the book that you’re reading.
- Try writing from stream of consciousness. This involves writing the first thing that comes to mind and doing so until your ready to stop.
- Try going to different websites that offer story ideas or writing prompts. Here are some examples: Creative Writing Now and Seventh Sanctun. Creative Writing Now has a wonderful assortment of story prompts and other writing exercises. Seventh Sanctum is an interesting site that will actually generate story ideas on command. You can choose to generate one, five or ten different story ideas and then print them out.
- Try listening to music or doing something artistic. Music is great for taking your mind off the current situation and will leave you feeling more relaxed. Choose soft music or perhaps something classical. Making a painting or a drawing is a wonderful way to explore your artistic side. Working with a multitude of colors may also help to put your mind at ease.
- Go on Pinterest. This social media tool is filled with inspirational visual material.
- Don’t worry. Take a break from writing and come back to it later. Inspiration strikes at the least expected of times.
A. V. Griffin
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A. V. Griffin has been fascinated with science-fiction and fantasy stories since she was young. As a college student, she took to creative writing and began her story, The Demon Rolmar. Infusing the novella with her passion for science fiction, readers everywhere will be able to sense the enormous love and respect she has for the genre. Griffin holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Fordham University and currently resides in New York.
I’m a new author who is currently working on a science-fiction novella, The Demon Rolmar. The book will be released in 2-4 months. I’m very excited about the project and hope that readers everywhere will enjoy this book.
Rolmar is a heartless, misanthropic demon who serves as one of the three overlords of Pentar, a planet in the Amenis dimension. When Rolmar’s brethren bestow upon him the illustrious task of destroying Earth, his growing curiosity of humans adds a momentary pause to his original plan. Still intent on annihilating Earth, Rolmar extends his stay in order to discover what makes humanity unique.
However, when Adam, a quirky college student, crosses paths with the all-powerful demon, one fateful night will change his life forever. Haunted by nightmares of his mind-blowing encounter, Adam can’t return to his normal life. His only path to solace is attempting to convince the demon that Earth is worth saving. With the fate of the world on their shoulders, will Adam and his friends be able to convince Rolmar that they and all of mankind should be spared?
The Demon Rolmar is a compelling new work of science fiction that will make readers think about the unfortunate negativities that life often offers. Exploring the various negative elements of society, especially war, this thought-provoking story explores why humanity should work toward change. Ultimately a tale of triumph and adversity, this wonderful book will stay with readers long after the final page has turned.