Being blocked is temporary. I’ve been there, done that. My dry well lasted a good half year, but I was emotionally ruined after the tsunami. I got it back. You can get yours back, too.
Have you written any fiction lately? Do you know how you write fiction best? How you write non-fiction is not necessarily the same way, so toss that out the window.
Do you have a story in mind? What do you know about what you want to write? Would writing prompts help? I’ve got a few hundred of those – ask me nicely, and I may send you some.
If you’ve written a lot of non-fiction lately, is it possible that you’ve spent so much time writing non-fiction that your muse took a vacation, not knowing that you want her back? You could try writing a letter to her – and yes, I’m serious about this – and allowing her to answer back and interrupt you. Find out what she has to say. You could also write your internal editor a letter and tell her to take a vacation until December 1st.
I know some people who are taking a total departure from what they normally write and are just writing for play. Do you know what I mean? They’re writing whatever strikes their fancy that they’ll have fun with. That can be a useful tool to break through a block. You could try that, too.
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