18 Tips on Winning the Writer Versus Blank Piece of Paper Battle #Writers #Amwriting

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“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”
Neil Gaiman

Here are some useful ideas to win the blank piece of paper battle:

  1. Smile at your enemy – the blank piece of paper. It works!
  2. Tell that writing demon inside your head to be quiet! You don’t need to listen to its negativity when facing the dreaded blank piece of paper.
  3. Task yourself with writing 20 words. Easier to cope with. Sometimes filling the entire piece of A4 paper can be daunting. Start small.
  4. Draw something. It doesn’t matter how good you are at drawing. Sketching or doodling is a good way of getting your brain to think creatively.
  5. Draw a story board and use this to kickstart your writing.
  6. Write a letter to…

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