This time of year the chaos of holiday shopping, family gatherings and general stress can contribute to writer’s block.
Just as in any job, we can’t put off our writing simply because we don’t feel like putting in a day at the office, so what are some things you can do when writer’s block strikes?
Take some time to not only read a good book but read things that will help you with your specific project. I am using the holidays to complete research on the book I’m plotting right now.
2. Research markets
In addition to reading and research take some time to find out what the various markets are looking for. I write a fair number of articles in addition to my books so I take this time of year to find markets that I’d like to write for.
What are the things you’ve been working on? Pull a couple down and mark them up. Even if you don’t feel creative enough to make the corrections you can find them.
4. Learn to push through
Sometimes you have no other choice than to push through the writer’s block and find the words buried deep.
Tiffany Colter is a writer, speaker and writing career coach who works with beginner to published writers. She can be reached through her website at www.WritingCareerCoach.com
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