My dearest kitty cats and kitten caboodles, it’s time to talk about something that can be very real and frustrating as a writer that can dampen even your brightest of days: WRITER’S BLOCK. Well fear not my friends, this dementor-esque creature living in your mind and sucking away your imagination does not have to exist; especially not in your imagination – I feel like that would be self destructive, but anyway, that’s not the point. As a writer myself, I have been blessed with many ideas that continue on an endless list that is added to every day. Below I have listed a ton of different practices I use to constantly and consistently create new worlds, characters, and stories that I feel are worth telling! Check it out!:
Travel to New Places as Often as You Can!
People Watch on the daily
Read Newspaper Articles and Letters from Then and Now
Listen to Music and Go for a Walk.
Look through Photographs and Paintings.
Keep a Sketch Booklet of all the Characters You come across and imagine.
Free Write Five Minutes at the Beginning of Each Day
Use the Word of the Day on www.Dictionary.com and Write a Story.
Sit Alone in Nature
Keep a Journal and Write in it every day.
I hope some of these practices will help you along the way to creating your next masterpiece! If anyone has questions regarding story, want to send your stuff over to me for an opinion, or want to know more about the business of screenwriting, please reach out via comment below or through e-mail! I want to help you succeed and get your stories out there to share with the world!!!
I hope you all are having the most fabulous day and creating constantly!!
Mary Gabrielle Strause