We've all been there. Zillions of ideas running through your head, trying so hard to be conveyed somehow. And you think, "I know! I'll write!" So, you sit down in front of your computer, or a piece of paper, or maybe papyrus, or whatever you write on, and. . . nothing. Your mind races, the hand holding your pen clenches, trying so hard to print something divine upon your canvas, but nothing worthwhile will appear. Your ideas are so amazing, you are so thoughtful, but it's worth nothing, since you can't find the right words to string into sentences to share with others. I, being a self-proclaimed writer-from-birth, have experienced this affliction more than once before. I experienced the hair-pulling nuisance just fifteen minutes ago, if not less. So, how does one overcome this? How do you counter the scream-inducing frustration that is writer's block? The remedy: don't think. Whenever I am having one of those horrid moments where I can't come up with what to say, I find it easy to listen to some calming tunes, and let the words flow. Besides, this is the early writing stage. Unless you're on a literature sharing website, such as myself, you shouldn't worry about public reception just yet. I will be the first to tell you that if the main point of your writing is to have people ooh and ah at your amazingly elite writing skills, then you're gonna crash and burn. If it is personal thoughts or opinions you want to convey, write them down! Don't worry about what people will think about how you said this or that. Do not nitpick yourself. If you're using raw thoughts and attitudes in your writing, the reader will recognize it instantly. On the flip-side, if you are a person that is more interested in narratives and fiction, do the same. If you have a great idea for a novel, write down some key components. You think JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter just by winging it? Of course not. You've got to imagine each part of the story as a puzzle piece, and if you get the right formula, then you'll find that your story makes an amazing picture with just a few spare puzzle pieces. Regardless, make it personal. Put your heart and mind into it. No one is going to like story that has no emotion or reflection of you. Some authors are career authors and neglect to make their writing their very own, and that's just not a good thing. You must remember that you're writing for YOU. You first. Public second. So get to thinking, or slow down your thinking. Grab a pen and some paper, and write, not just for you, but for the world.
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