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We’ve all been there. We scratch our head and stare at a blank screen [piece of paper]. Trying desperately to create. Okay, we just want to get some words down and feel like we are the writers we claim to be.
You know it’s true. Don’t deny it.
Yet, nothing comes. And you start questioning your ability, your choices, your existence as a human being. Okay, that last one might just be me. Either way, you are stumped.
Maybe you have joined a writing group. Online. In person. Still nothing helps.
Maybe you don’t need group therapy, er, a writing group. Not yet at least. I mean, what good is a writing group if you are not writing anything? See, now you’re following me.
Why not try some prompts instead?
I like these. You can hone your skills, get a topic or an idea, and write. Yeah, that’s the goal, isn’t it?
Here are a few of my favorite places to seek help [in no particular order]:
- Language is a Virus ~ I have to admit I just stumbled [literally, I used StumbleUpon] this today and am very excited about it. So much so I just had to write this post so I could share with everyone I know. Just in case you did not know of its existence [like me, until just now].
- A Thousand Words ~ They say a picture is worth a thousand words. You can write 100 or 1 million. But pictures are a great way to gain inspiration. Thanks Jenn!
- Genre Shorties @ Gather ~ Be inspired, but keep it brief. These little gems are entertaining 100 words at a time!
- Titled Sentence’s Challenge @ Gather ~ Another great reason to be a member of Gather, lots of writers. Hey, it’s almost like joining a group, sort of. With the titled sentence challenge just write a story using the sentence [in your title, as a sentence in your story, or as a general theme].
Still need help breaking writer’s block? Leave me a comment or email me and I will do my best to help you overcome and get back to the joys of writing in no time!
Photo courtesy of Adam Lyon.