Six tips to help you be more productive
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Six tips to beat writer's block
2. Forget the introduction, or opening sentence, if that's what's holding you up. You could write the ending or your call-to-action first and then work backwards.
3. (This is one of my favourites and it's the best way of achieving tips 1. and 2.) Write as fast as you can for 10 minutes without stopping!! You could be surprised at how much useful and good stuff you'll have written that you can then edit and re-organise.
4. Tell the critical voice in your head to 'Shut up!' (You have one too, don't you? It's not just me, is it?)
5. If you're feeling stuck, try a change of scenery; move to a different place to write, perhaps a different room in your house, office or studio or head outside. Many people recommend movement to overcome writer's block. Go for a walk or a jog. Hop on a bus or a train if you have time. Fresh air and the beauty of nature can be a real inspiration.
6. Rehearse the story you want to tell by imagining yourself saying it out loud..... or better still DO say it out loud. If you have a pet they can make a receptive audience. In my experience dogs show marginally more interest in your stories than cats, but it's a close thing.