When The Writing Slows…


Ideas don’t always come thick and fast. When in need of a boost, I might:

Switch to a smaller notebook

Do a digital detox (no access to the internet for a few hours)

Write a scene from a different perspective, e.g. bird’s eye view or as a stranger passing the characters on the street

Tell a classic story but in my own words

Write in white and only switch to black at the end

Go somewhere different, even if it’s just downstairs

Have imaginary conversations with my characters*

Talk into a dictaphone while walking around


What about you? Got any good tricks for getting the writing to flow again?

*I try to do this in my head so I don’t look like a crazy person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s