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I have always loved writing. When you find your groove it is amazing how the thoughts translate from your mind to paper or screen depending on your medium of choice. Many people see the abundance of literature that Amazon and other major outlets carry and wonder could they even find a place, or niche, in the market to make an impact. Of course, you can. All of the great authors that we admire simply had to find three things to propel themselves forward into the literary world. You need a strong subject matter, great research, and a pace of work that suits your habits. When you combine these three simple items you will be amazed at what you too can produce.
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As a writer, few things are more frustrating than having a great idea for a story with no way to get it down on the page. While you might have battled writer’s block when you couldn’t come up with any ideas, blank page syndrome is a little different. Blank page syndrome occurs when you already have plans for what you want to write, but your mind seems to just go blank whenever you get ready to type. This can happen for a multitude of reasons, and you can use these tips to work through the issue step by step.
1. Eliminate Distractions
First, take a good look around the room. Is the television on? Can you hear people talking in the other room? If so, try to create a quieter environment, or play some soft music in the background if it helps you write. Then, check your computer screen. Try to shut off down any tabs or apps that distract you from your blank page.
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Writer’s block is considered a psychological condition. It is defined by a period of time where a writer does not make any advancements in his or her writing. It can be a complete stop to all writing or a serious slowdown of writing productivity. The condition was first identified and described by Edmund Bergler in 1947. He was a well-known psychiatrist or psychoanalyst, who was living in New York City at the time he discovered and coined this condition.
Understanding Writer’s Block
According to Dictionary.com, Writer’s Block is defined as “a temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.” However, writer’s block can be less severe than the cessation of all writing. Instead, it can be characterized as a slowdown in writing productivity. This can be caused by numerous internal and external factors, including:
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You’ve read all these writing tips before. Maybe you’ve even dismissed them as complete and utter crap. Well, here’s 10 writing tips and explanations of those writing tips that are almost guaranteed to make you crap your pants.
1. In Order to Write Well, You Have to Read Everything
I hear this all the time, and many million-dollar earning mainstream fiction writers and even indie authors have said this. If you don’t read, you can’t write. There’s some truth to this, but the connotation is that you should have a fiction book in your hand and be reading it every moment you are awake. If you’re not reading then you are an epic loser and will never write a good book.
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If you’re a crime, mystery or thriller writer with no legal background, a few good writing books can mean the difference between convincing your audience you know what you're talking about and coming off as amateurish. Not to mention, these books are also good for ideas, especially if you need to murder a character.
This is one of my favorite. I use it regularly when I’m working on the AVIA series. It shows such wonderful things as how an autopsy is performed, information on serieal killers an con artists and how to process a crime scene.