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Hi friends. I am not going to rattle off the general suggestions which are traditionally floated everywhere (you can find them if you Google). I am just going to offer a few personal tips which work for me, though they may or may not work for you (to each his own).
So, if you are a writer, you would often go through the dreaded phase of writer’s block. Generally, it is said that the best way to tackle this phase is to simply sleep over it. Just go to sleep or take a short break (may be, plan a holiday or a brain-cation) and your refreshed mind will be able to dish out new ideas the next time you sit down to write.
But I have personally observed that a very effective way to combat this writer’s block is to read a heavy book (preferably a well-written classic) for a length of 2-3 hours continuously. When you are exposed to such bombastic words, sentences and writing for such a long time, your brain automatically gets a warm-up which can be a great precursor for a satisfying writing session. The classic will open up the pores of your brain and help it to think better. Quite often, you get so full of words and ideas that the writer’s block melts as easily as it had appeared.
Another great way to figure out ways to solve a writing dilemma or to stitch up loose narratives is to mull over it when you are sitting in the bathroom. At the risk of sounding crude, I would say that the best plots come to me when I am in the bathroom- whether taking a bath or whether…umm….doing potty (excuse me).
So, the next time you are unable to find the way ahead, try to find inspiration in the lavatory.
Also read this post- Bathrooms, a place where geniuses are born.
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