3 Ways To Crush Writer’s Block
I’m not going to lie and act like I empathize with people who get writer’s block. It never happens and the reason why I’m never affected by it is because I do these 3 things.
1. You must LOVE your script
Your script is an extension of you. You spend hours, days, months laboring over it and nurturing it. In a way, it’s like your offspring. The amount of love you have for your kids should be the amount of love you have for your artistic creation. Having this love will help you avoid waning passion for your script over the length of time that it takes to write it. You’d be amazed how quickly you write it when you have this kind of love affair with your work.
2. Never take breaks
There should not be a single day that goes by where you’re not working on your script. If you’re able to skip a day, then you obviously don’t love what you’re writing enough and you will struggle to finish it. The only exception to this is if you experience a family crisis. If not, your butt should be hacking away at that script. Take care of your baby. You wouldn’t go a day where you don’t take care of your baby, would you? Why should your script be any different? Breaks in writing can cause you to become disinterested with your creation. A day can turn into a week and a week into months so ABW. Always Be Writing.
3. Think about your story through out your day
Between jobs, kids, and spouses, there’s a lot that can cause you to get sidetracked in your everyday life. These distractions can eventually lead you to lose your way with your story. You need to make a conscious effort to think about the plot of your story as you go about your day. This can help you because as you think of new story ideas to add to your script, it’ll build desire to quickly hop on your laptop and write the idea you had down so you don’t forget about it.
These 3 ways can help you crush writer’s block and finish your scripts.