Monday, December 5, 2011
Or ever just hit a spot where you can write but the words just don't have the flow or spark they normally do?
What do you do about it?
Take a break?
Go blog hopping?
Jump on Facebook?
Consult your writer friends?
When I am challenged, I do a sampling of these things. Sometimes I'll work on a different project, like if I'm stuck on the historical fiction WIP, I'll write a blog post.
I also like to try writing exercises to refresh and stretch my creativity. For example, I joined Stumble Upon recently and found the My Creative Team Thinking blog. Their Creativity Boosts offer a prompt or other activity, like Dictionary Excursion, where the dictionary is used to find words to write a 250 word story. It's intended use is for individuals but I'm sure it could be adapted for group use too. I think the results would be rather amusing. Click here to give it a try.
So tell us, how do you break out of a writing slump? Have any additional tips and tricks to share?
P.S. I have a book review over at Pen and Prosper. If you'd like to take a peek, click here. Thanks a bunch! :)
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