GETTING AROUND WRITERS BLOCK

I set aside the time, I settle into my space and begin the process of writing and... nothing.  Sometimes, nothing comes out.

There are those who say that there is no such thing as writers block, it's a myth, made up to describe the lack of inspiration that leads to procrastination. But, when you're feeling frustrated, what do you do?

For the most part, I have always encouraged my writers to not be angry at the block but to ride it out... and in the meantime, use the time wisely.

Why keep staring at a blank screen?  Do something else!

I believe the quickest way out is to challenge your body. When you want something to change in your life, change something in your body first and your mind and soul will follow. 

If you stopped the junk food diet and started eating healthier tomorrow , your body would be singing a different tune . All of a sudden you would be shouting the great effects of Gluten-free to the world and anyone who would listen. Your mind would have changed because your body did. No different when you can't find your words.

So, when you find yourself alone in the dark, first honor that place of nothingness. And then rattle your cage to turn the light back on.

Go do a handstand in the middle of the room.

If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.
— Margaret Atwood