Writing Tip: Stuck? Try Something New
There will always be those moments when you feel the oncoming doom associated with – gasp – writer’s block, but there are ways to overcome it. One of the ways to get your brain working and restart your writing is to look at something you have not previously (or recently) attempted.
This could be a different point of view. If you usually write from a woman’s point of view, try a man’s instead; if you usually write from a rich person’s point of view, try a poor person’s opinion; or a homeless person’s; or a dog’s, and so on. You do not necessarily have to write something new: you can use something you have previously written and look at it from the opinion of another character or an onlooker. This will force you to look at a situation in a new way and produce a different outcome. Another method is trying to write in a new genre. There are always more genres for you to explore, whether romance or horror or science fiction or non-fiction. Producing something in an area that is completely new to you will encourage you to think about your writing and the language you use in an alternate way.
You could also discover a new talent within a genre you had never considered writing in before. If a new genre is too much, try a new topic within your favorite genre. For example, if you write romance, try writing about young love instead of a breakup. You could also try a new style of writing. In poetry, you could use a form of poetry that you do not often use. Those who usually write without any specific form can benefit from adhering to stricter rules, and vice versa. In stories, you can try to write in a different way – such as more or less dialogue, or longer or shorter sentences.
Written By: Laura Marie Clark
About the Author
Laura is a 23 year old English woman with a history degree residing in the UK. She has been writing for many years and enjoys writing horror/fantasy stories, as well as poetry. You can view more of her work at: https://inspiredstoriesandpoems.wordpress.com/
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