Ever experienced the infamous ‘writer’s block?’ Everyone, including the author of the book you’re too lazy to read once had a writer’s block. But the question is ‘How do I over come a writer’s block?’
Now, I could simply outline a five step method;
- Get an Idea –> What do you want to write about? Do you want to write about current issues or do you want to write about writing… make up your mind! People say it’s not a writer’s block… it’s an idea block…
- Start writing –> The hardest part of writing is probably the first paragraph. Once you finish tussling with all the ideas in your head and pen the first paragraph, the rest… is easy
- Cope with Crap (C.W.C) –> Get used to writing utter nonsense… Don’t wait for perfection, but constantly work towards it. The path to success is lined with failures… you get the message.
- When am I going to write? People have many oddities, one of them being our ability to only do certain things at certain times. When do you feel most inspired? Is it after that awful episode of Jersey Shore or is it after listening to Rebecca Black?
- Just Write.
But what’s better than a five step method?
A one step method that incorporates all 5. The means to go through with that method was introduced to me by a fellow blogger and close friend. She linked me to oneword where everyone is given one word and a 60 second time limit to write anything. I mean it… anything. One word to me was a free flow writing exercise that allows for raw expression on a given word. No one marks your work and there is no right or wrong thing to write.
Oneword allowed for me to learn how to quickly find a thought and then type something in 60 seconds. Then, if inspired by the raw work, like any work of art or movie, you take it and edit it to form a final piece that you and others can admire.
The only flaw, and frustration with one-word is the fact that it is one word per day… But all you need is one word and from there on you can fill any piece of paper or blank webpage.