Sample Sunday – About Your Writer’s Block

Solid advice from Roxanne Smolen.

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4 Unusual Ways to Thwart Writer’s Block

By Roxanne Smolen

Writer’s Block is the debilitating fear of the first line. It can occur before you even begin a new project. But as writers we are often exhilarated by our ideas and start writing with ease. More often, writer’s block hits with the first line of the dreaded middle after our enthusiasm has faded.

That’s when self-doubt raises its curly head. I’m no good. My ideas are no good. What am I doing here anyway?

The enemy of creativity is self-doubt. You need to re-ignite your belief in yourself and excitement for your project. How do you do that?


Never give up. Never say I can’t. Take a few moments off to completely relax. Try adopting a positive mantra. Something like I always write quickly or Writing is easy. Say it over and over until it becomes ingrained. Soon…

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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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