Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block

If you’re struggling to get words down on paper or screen, author, instructor, director, and screenwriter John Henry Davis has three suggestions:

  1. You always need a way to write things down, be it on your phone or a small notebook. These notes can serve as writing prompts later on when you feel like you’ve hit a wall.
  2. Schedule time every day to write. This way, you’ll always have time carved out to sit down and focus on your writing, even if nothing immediately comes to mind.
  3. Push your inner critic to the side when writing. If you’re constantly criticizing your work, it will stifle creativity and put you in a rut. Write whatever comes to mind, and criticize at a later time.

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