I am supposed to be writing an article for work. I cannot seem to make any headway. My boss just said he wants it to be longer than originally discussed . Any advice to rid a guy of writers block?
waiting until the last minute usually works for me. :)
That's often the only thing that gets me going, but it almost never results in high-quality work.
...for me, that is. YMMV.
When I can't get writing, I write sentence fragments, turns of phrase, and thoughts until my brain agrees to function with me.
Smoke a doobie.
Assuming it's on a subject you're remotely knowledgeable about/interested in, start writing in the middle instead of intro to conclusion. Find a part of the topic that grabs you and just start writing from whatever place your mind starts on it.
Tell us what your new pic is. Maybe it will get the juices glowing ;)
*flowing, not glowing.
I think glowing worked. A unique turn of phrase, at least.
Ha! That's actually what's distracting me.
Oh. Whoops! :-)
No worries! Stuffed zucchini and lasagna is a worth while distraction. I seem to recall, from my college days, that I write more easily late at night.
My goodness! Where did you learn to cook?
Here and there. My mom, then I lived with a chef for a while, then experimenting with friends in weekly dinners. Doesn't always go well, but it's always entertaining.
What's the topic?
It's an article about a local bakery that just changed owners.
Yeah... I live in a small town.
I like to write stories all the time, but I get writer's block easily. I haven't quite figured out how to lift the block.. Sorry, I'm no help >.<
I appreciate the solidarity, though.
I just start writing...anything...even If it's a shopping list. It always gets my creative side out.