Oct 22, 2010

What To do When Writers Block Hits by DCS

You’re excited. You’re up early (or late), you’ve got time, you’re workspace is a perfect harmony of creative energy. You sit down at your computer, open up your word processor, put your fingers on the keys and…. nothing happens. Suddenly all those ideas have disappeared. Before you know it you realize you’ve been staring at a blank screen for the last thirty minutes.

Don’t fall into the trap of beating yourself up for this sudden case of writers block. My advice? Do something else! As writers there is always something we could be doing that will benefit our creation. Writing is also a business and unless you can afford a publicist, and a business manger there are lot of things you’re going to have to do on your own. So, instead of wasting time being frustrated your muses have taken a coffee break, engage your brain in another way.

Go do some research. This could be anything to the topic of your story, to ways to improve your writing.

Tackle some marketing. You can update your Facebook fan page and twitter accounts or, create them if you’ve been procrastinating. Then hit up the internet for the thousands of articles on how to really leverage social media to your benefit. Understanding SEO and keywords are very important.

Research internet radio stations on blog talk radio or anywhere else that you’re going to pitch when you’re novel is finished.

Create, or update your blog page. Now would be a great time to put up a post about how writers block sucks and encourage your fan base into a conversation.

Who knows, any of these things could jumpstart your creativity back into focus. Even if it doesn’t, you haven’t wasted your time. You still worked on your masterpiece, just in another way. And that totally counts.


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DCS was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated high school in Huntersville, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte intent on earning a degree in Political Science and becoming a lawyer.

She instead eventually turned to writing. DCS is currently attending the American Institute of Holistic Theology to earn her PhD in Metaphysical Spirituality.

You can also hear her live every Saturday evening on BlogTalkRadio’s In the Mind of DCS. Show starts at 7pm Central Standard Time.

Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension is her second novel, and four more are scheduled for release.

Synarchy Book 3: SVT and Synarchy Book 4: The Black Widow are the next in the series due out in 2011.

You can visit her website at TheMindofDCS.com

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