The Cure for Writer’s Block – Just Write

October 3rd, 2012

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

—Walt Disney

As a writer, I’ve often found that the most difficult step in the writing process is writing the first word in the article or story. I admit that I do suffer from chronic writer’s block syndrome. Walt Disney’s quote hits home for me if I substitute the term “talking” with “making excuses”. I can invent some of the most creative excuses to delay my writing experiences. Yet, I still (as do others) consider myself a writer.

The secret to breaking my writer’s block is to adjust my atmosphere. While many require soft music playing in the background, I consider music a distraction and find myself humming along to the music instead of writing. My best writing experiences occur when I have complete silence. As I write this article, my background “noise” is the gentle hum of the central air-conditioner. As the air cuts in and out, it is replaced by the hum of my computer.

The cure for writer’s block is not universal and it differs from one writer to the next. But the first step is constant. The first word must be written, then the next, then the next. As Walt Disney suggests, one must begin doing. The words may not make sense initially as they tumble from your thoughts to your fingers and finally rest on a no longer blank piece of paper, but it all begins with the first word. Just write!

If you continue to struggle to find that first word, you can reach out to Castle Virtual Solutions LLC for assistance. Remember, Your Success Is My Goal!!

Lorraine Castle is a virtual assistant who works with authors, coaches, trainers, and speakers to get speaking engagements, write their books, publish their books, and market their books. Contact Lorraine to find out what she can do to help you develop your gift.

Written by Lorraine Castle ©2012 www.castlevirtualsolutions.com