Strategies to overcome writer's burnout, part 2
Last Tuesday I discussing writer's block and strategies to get your productivity back on track.
Writer's block doesn’t have to paralyze your writing progress.
I gave you the first few suggestions, last week. Here are five more methods to get your fingers flying over the keyboard:
1. Work on another project for a while
If you can, switch gears to another project you have in the works or make notes on a subsequent project you’ve been thinking about. You may return to your “blocked” project with fresh eyes after a little time away from it.
2. Read a great book
Sometimes reading great writing gives you the itch to write yourself.
3. Try to write out of your genre
Write non-fiction if you’re a fiction writer. It could be just a simple letter to a friend or a short article on craft that you can share with writing buddies.
Write a poem.
If you write non-fiction, practice fiction techniques to use in your non-fiction writing.
4. Try free writing
Give yourself a time limit of 10-15 minutes and let your fingers fly over the keyboard. Even if you’re writing crazy nonsense, you may spark a thought or idea that will springboard you back to work.
5. Take a creative field trip
Visit a museum, listen to soul-stirring music, go to the movies.
Sometimes spending time in other creative environments, spurs the desire to be creative in your own work.
Write on, friends!