Friday, February 27, 2015

Breaking the Writers Block

  I have to admit now that I have had a year long writers block!  When I started blogging, it was so much fun and the words flowed so easily.  Last year, 2014, I would start drafts of blogs and never finished them.  Today I came up with a theory on how to break that writers block.



  It all started when I was talking to a business acquaintance about an article he wrote about Ideas.(Have-you-got-great-idea By Matthew Farmer).  As I read Matthew's comments about an "Ideas" book and how to use those "Ideas" in your business, I thought about how much I missed writing in my blog posts each week.  I spoke to Matthew about having a writers block and that when I was in University I use to have a special outfit I wore when I studied.  That got me thinking that maybe I should apply that same theory to my blog writing and painting.  Well, that started both of us talking about having a special outfit to help set the mood for writing.
  It was a very interesting conversation. My special outfit of tracksuit pants and a very large baggy shirt were only worn when I had to study for exams and writing assignments during my university days. It helped set the mood for focusing on my studies.  Matthew said he has a favourite hat to wear when he writes.
  All this talk of having a "writing" outfit to set the mood for writing got me feeling confident that I can start writing again.  Well at least it was a great subject for writing this blog post.   I have to find that special comfy outfit that only comes out at writing/creativity time.   It always set the creative mood in the past and I know it will again.   One problem, that outfit is LONG gone. I have to find new tracksuit pants and a big baggy shirt....or maybe a hat....maybe I'll stick with the comfort of tracksuit pants and a baggy shirt.


   How about you?  Do you have something special that sets the mood for your blog writing or creative process?

2 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy!
    Love this post about writer's block and especially how to overcome it by wearing "writing clothes". I believe we have all had it once in a while when you just don't seem able to write a single word, or whatever you write doesn't sound good or enticing or is you. I overcome it simply by having to write on numerous of topics. I have a notebook in which I scribble down ideas of topics, tutorials, ideas, projects I like to try - of course all related to arts and crafts and rarely something out of that zone, but that helps me a lot. So I just flip through it and inspiration comes instantly. If I can't or won't talk crochet, I turn to a paper or a sewing project. And the ball rolls :)

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    1. That is a great idea to have a notebook to write down ideas. Thanks for visiting and commenting

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