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Sucks bigtime that I haven’t updated my blog in a week now. It’s not that I’m lazy, but with the busy schedule I have (projects in school keep piling up.. boo), today would be the only time for me to really concentrate and write.

But I don’t have anything to write about. Uh-Oh.

I surfed the net for tips on writing- not merely writing – but getting yourself inspired to write. Honestly, aside from being busy to write, we all get into what is lovingly called the Writer’s Block. Let me share a few tips I’ve read recently that I feel is working for me.

I’m sure everybody can learn a thing or two about getting out of “the writer’s block”.writer’s block

Do something else. Instead of writing, get out of the house and take a walk. I think they call this incubation. When you need a solution for a problem (this being you don’t have anything to write!), it’s recommended to get out of your head for a while, and forget anything related to that problem. Usually, during the course of “doing something else”, the solution pops into your head, making you shout “Eureka!!!”.

Get a newspaper or a magazine and start reading. Get inspiration from reading other people’s point of view, and whether you agree with them or take a contrary stand, write about it. Read, read, read.

Force yourself to write. How? You can either follow Hemingway and sit down in front of your monitor for an hour a day at the same time, or you can cut of small pieces of paper, write a single word on it (name of a place, event, person, an adjective, an adverb just make sure it’s a word). Put it in a small box and every time you can’t think of anything to write, pick 1 piece of paper and that word you chose? Write about it. Let your imagination run wild.

Now if these tips don’t motivate you enough, paste a copy of your credit card statements or bills on the side of your monitor (assuming you’re writing for a living), and I’m sure you’ll agree that is ENOUGH motivation! 🙂


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