‘Anasazi’ and I am taking over! Don’t worry, it is only for one post. To
introduce you to the team of amazing authors who are a part of a new
blog called, ‘The Writers Voice’. A blog run by 11 authors and dedicated
to letting you get to know each of us and the authors we feature! Here
is a glimpse at a few of our perspectives by seeing our answers to:
Do you ever get writers block? How do you suggest aspiring authors overcome their own bouts of writers block?
“I’ve never had writer’s block. I’d like to say I don’t believe in it, but I know others who didn’t believe and still got attacked by it. I’m watchful. 😉 If an aspiring author has writer’s block, I’d tell her to stop editing and just write. My first drafts are filled with comments, random thoughts, and chapters out of order. I just go with it.”
“When I get writers block, I usually take a short break from writing. Most of the time this helps me work through it.”
“I never experienced “writers block” per se. I suggest to just write down anything that comes to mind, even if it doesn’t make sense. You can always go back and fix it later.”
“I hate to say this, but I don’t actually believe writer’s block exists! I think writer’s block is what happens when we are too scared to put words on the page because we think they aren’t good enough, or they are trite, or over done, or boring, or don’t further the plot, or whatever million fears we concoct in our heads. When I find myself stuck, or frozen at the keyboard, I simply remind myself that it’s okay to put garbage on the page. The first thing you write is never the best thing. That’s the process. It’s messy and ugly and a lot of what you write will end up in the trash. But if you don’t give yourself permission to write the trash, you’ll never get to the good stuff. ”
“I do have a few ways to get rid of it though that never fail me. Brainstorming with a friend who knows the story well almost always works for me. When that doesn’t work taking a shower usually does. I used to think that was odd until I heard more and more authors say it works for them too!”
Inara Scott’s word ring true for me. And it also echoes what a past writing professor said to me. Even though I majored in English with an emphasis on writing, I kind of have a phobia of writing. I’m so self-conscious about it that it actually inhibits my ability to write. I need to take Inara Scott’s words to heart so I can overcome it!
Emma Michaels says
Thank you so much for hosting us and for the TTC Giveaway!!!!!!! <3