- Do you write to write or do you have to write as a writer ?
- Is writing natural to you or is it a deliberate/forced effort?
- Do you write ,what inspires you or you write popular topics to remain in news circle ?
- Do you write when you feel like or write to meet crazy deadlines ?
- Is writing your instinct or just to prove that you can also write like anybody else ?
If you relate to first part of the question then my friend you are in safe zone.Sky is the limit for you ! but if you belong to latter category then you really need to know about writer’s block and all strartagies to outsmart this syndrome. One click and search engines will efficiently churn out numerous links available on net.
MORE YOU THINK MORE YOU HAVE
It is all in mind. Like any other mental block it targets a writer, suffering from lack of motivation, too much pressure and who is low on confidence.If you think its just not working , it will happen eventually otherwise it is not at all there.I don’t think we should be scared too much of going blank at any stage of writing to further dampen the spirit to write.
ALL IS WELL UNTIL YOU WRITE THE WAY YOU MEDITATE
Nothing can block my way if I have to write. The sheer pleasure and satisfaction I get from writing down my own thoughts is unparalleled. It has to be a way of life rather than source of worry.I breathe,eat,drink, pray along with I write too.Writers writing with a aim of earning big moolah, fame or instant popularity may face this obstacle anytime for they are working against deadlines, latest topics,trends and competition. It was so surprising to know that writer’s block did not exist until 1990 !
LEARN FROM NATURE
Look around you for inspiration. The Sun shines,the Earth rotates,flowers bloom,wind blows ; all perform their tasks in a calm and focused manner. A lion has to hunt its prey, if distracts from its aim, remains hungry..Remember it is always survival of the fittest.
PRACTICE MAKES THE MAN PERFECT
One has to overcome all distractions in order to have smooth flow of thoughts. WRITE WELL,WRITE SURE AND WRITE PURE. Keep all temptations at bay and judge your emotions honestly. Put your spirit into the soul of your writing and see all hurdles will vanish.
The Success Mantra is read to know ,read to write, not to push yourself hard, be motivated, write what pleases you without thinking about views and readership. Believe me the goodness of your heart will shine through your words slowly but surely and will reach far ……!!!!
Sharing this inspirational Quote by William Faulkner, “Don’t be a writer ; be writing”