Writer’s Block is a serious matter. It can cause stress, anxiety, and a sense that a project will never come to fruition. The worse part is that those very emotions feed the block itself. It’s a painful, frustrating cycle and one that’s all too familiar to writers of all forms and genres.
You are not alone.
Ask most any writer and they’ll likely recall a time when their words ceased to flow. How to cope? You may tell yourself to work harder or faster or you may set yourself on a strict, rigid routine. Perhaps you’ll read several books on craft before digging into endless writing exercises. Any or all of these may do the trick (a fantastic thing!) but sometimes taking a break and getting some perspective what the doctor ordered.
THE STORY SPOT to the rescue.
Our Writer’s Block Buster package will take your project out of your hands for one week and return it to you along with a selection of suggestions — specific to your project — for you to tackle one at a time.
At the outset, you’ll share with your story consultant the issues that that you are having with the work. Then you’ll turn it over to your consultant partner. During that week, you’ll do your very best not to think about your project, write about it, or stress about it. You’ll make a commitment not to open your project notebook or file. It will be out of your hands. Your story consultant will review the piece with your input in mind and compile a list of five to ten Writer’s Block Busters designed to lift you from your place of immobility. Writer’s Block Busters may be:
alternative story suggestions
writing prompts or exercises
…a combination of the above or none of the above in lieu of something completely different. Your Writer’s Block Busters will be created especially for you and your project alone. Each assignment is totally personal, designed to help you succeed.
Questions? Get in touch at [ info @ the-story-spot.com ] or via our Contact Us page.
Ready to get crackin’?
SIGN UP FOR ONE WRITER’S BLOCK BUSTERS PACKAGE ($125 USD)
Creativity Expert Sir Ken Robinson explains how we grow out of creativity via our global educational mores rather than into it. As Sir Ken says, “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Another fascinating and entertaining talk brought to you by TED, my new best friend.
Novelist Amy Tan takes a look at her personal sources of creativity. It’s lengthy at 22 minutes (as if that matters) but entirely endearing and great fodder for the grey matter. But Amy, let’s try to make friends with PETA, shall we?
Recently, the always-insightful Michael Silverblatt interviewed Pulitzer-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of a new work of fiction, People of the Book.
They discussed the possible prevention of great cultural loss in the future as has been in the past. I wanted to transcribe this for you, as I find it to be most eloquent:
I think it comes down to whether or not we can bring people to appreciate that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
We don’t have a really good track record over the centuries. We make these wonderful multicultural societies from time to time and when we make them, they turn out to be the prosperous ones and the creative ones and they’re the ones that move the ball forward with human knowledge.
But then we have this fear of otherness that comes up and smashes them over and over again and then you’re left with something harrowed and sterile and monocultural. Just as monocultures aren’t healthy for agriculture they’re not so healthy for human culture either.