Writer's Block : Do's &
hits you when you least expect it and when it hits you,
you donít know where to turn and what to do and it hits every writer
in every form of writing. A writer having got his first screenplay
contract will scratch his head till blood starts pouring but cannot
find a way inside his characters head.
article writer looks at the deadline and remembers his heydays when
words flowed like water and now looks surprisingly at the dry tap
which is open but nothing is pouring out and believe me nothing
can prepare you for it.
god like powers to twist and turn words into symphony for your audience
and that very important but often insulted term money for you eludes
you, like a beautiful women a woman who was your soul mate, your
bedmate who laughed and cried with you now is standing there indifferent
and you donít know what to do.
before I delve into what to do I will delve into what not to do
Donít look at that bottle, that cigarette that whatever
is your crime for salvation, it the perfect strategy for doom and
2. Do not question your ability and inherent
writing instincts they are not gone just your brain cannot
find the missing file.
Do not believe that if you do nothing but wait for some time Ö
some days Ö some years Ö. Get my drift. You may well write something
else on some other topic on some other character but the writerís
block that you had will not go away for that specific problem which
gave birth to it in the very first place.
4. Donít give to much attention to it because if you
do that it will turn into a nagging spouse that will not let you
sleep, eat, etc.
having established some ground rules on not what to do let us look
at what to do
Research: most writers ignore the power of research and
very often fiction writer do that if you have got a character problem
write the complete bio on that character from his birth till now
do research on the setting, back-story, secondary characters and
more often then not a insight will at you in your face and article
writers and other technical writers need to put in more and more
research because thatís what gets you a new perceptive
2. Writers block does not mean
that you have forgotten how to write so donít stop writing write
a free flow character graph write whatever comes top your mind if
you want one page write fifty and then squeeze it to get what you
Sometimes writer block comes from inside from your own thoughts
about a particular topic or issue your own perspective clouds your
objectivity .fiction writers donít want their characters to do something
which they themselves donít agree to and find ways to go around
that, thatís dangerous a writer need to be dispassionate and objective
about his article, issue, topic or character do not allow your own
demons and angels to cloud your writing.
So here are some do and doníts this list is not by any means exhaustive
but I do hope itís useful in bringing that elusive beauty called
writing back to you.
Contributing Author: Vishal Arora,
I am creative writer/scriptwriter working
with a mnc in the training field .I am a proficient in writing fiction
and articles on finance, technical analysis on shares and stocks
and also business development and general interest articles on any
topic from politics to social issues. My forte is scriptwriting
and story writing fiction.