What is writer’s block? Is it an inability to concentrate, a spontaneous onset of creative dumbness, laziness?? Well I don’t know but I’m a firm believer that it’s all down to three factors.
In a perfect world all three come together and you just write page after page of gold. This has happened to me in the past, but it’s a mighty rare occurrence. When the inspiration strikes it’s great, you just feel compelled to sit down and tear into it, it’s easy. But when it’s lacking, that’s when things get difficult. That’s when you’re really tested. That’s when you find out if you really do have the motivation and determination to force the words to come.
I’ve heard loads of supposed solutions to writer’s block … “Get outside. Go for a walk or a jog, clear all the clutter from your mind, read, listen to music etc. etc.” But the truth is the only way to beat writer’s block is plant your ass in the nearest chair and write, write, write. Forget about quality, forget about everything just write … now if only I could listen to my own advice.