“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:
- Smile at your enemy – the blank piece of paper. It works!
- 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.
- Task yourself with writing 20 words. Easier to cope with. Sometimes filling the entire piece of A4 paper can be daunting. Start small.
- 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.
- Draw a story board and use this to kickstart your writing.
- Write a letter to…
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