Have you ever found yourself sat staring at a blank page wondering if this whole thing is really worth all the emotional breakdowns? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.
Writer’s block strikes everyone down at some stage in their writing journey. For some it is worse than others, and it certainly affects people in different ways, but its main effect is always the same: it saps your ability to write and turns your brain into a bag of potato chips. And not even a nicely flavoured bag either. How inconsiderate.
Writer’s block is terrible. It’s a living nightmare for a writer. But it does occur and there’s only really one way out of it. To break out of writer’s block, you’ve got to try and find a way to do the one thing your brain won’t allow you to do: write. You have to write your way out of it.
Think of it as a car that can’t quite start. Sometimes, if you give it a good shove and a lot of gas, it might just fire back into life – that’s the approach you should take when tackling writer’s block. Only instead of shoving and giving it gas, you have to put your fingers onto that keyboard and churn out words in a sequence that isn’t completely nonsensical. In many ways, bump starting a car is a walk in the damn park when compared to bump starting your mind.
Or at least it used to be.
Bump starting your mind is easy when you have a nice writing prompt to fall back on. If you feel as though you need to write, but just can’t find it in you to make a start, then a writing prompt may just be exactly what you need.
So sit back, relax, and let me stimulate your mind with some linguistic caffeine.
You’re out having dinner with your boyfriend. The atmosphere is great and you’re sat in your favourite place with your favourite person. What could be better?
As you return from the restroom, you catch what looks like your boyfriend slipping something into the palm of the hot waitress’s hand. Your boyfriend. Your goddamn boyfriend.
You aren’t sure exactly what you just saw. But whatever it was, you aren’t going to hesitate in finding out.
Where Does it Go From Here?
It’s you who is the judge of that one. The scene has been set, the characters have been introduced, and you’ve been given a little taste of the twist – the rest is up to you to take care of.
Try this prompt for size and create something based on it. If you do write something, please share it with me in one way or another. Tag me in a post, post it in the comments, send it to me in an email – I’d love to read your work.
Who knows? If you send something my way and I really like the way you write, I might just offer you some discount on my editing services. Or I might even edit a few chapters for free. It’s worth a try on your part.
Keep this plot spinning and twisting, and get yourself back into that winning creative flow of yours. You’ve been given some inspiration, so now there are no excuses.
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