Break the Block: A Three-Strategy Series on Writer's Block
Thursday, February 16, 2017 APA , Capstone Writing , Expert Advice , Featured , Learning Styles , News and Notes , Prewriting , Reading & Writing , Revising , Scholarly Writing , Time , Writing ProcessEven if you do your best to set aside time to write, do all your reading, take notes, and work on outlining, you might still find yourself staring at a blank screen when it comes time to write. Break The Block is a three-part series that will help you break free of writer’s block and achieve your writing goals!
In this series we discuss how to find a good space to write, turn off your inner critic, and set aside productive time. Our staff members provide some context, strategies, and personal anecdotes to help you break free from writer’s block and be your most productive writing self.
Sound interesting? Check out each of our posts below!
Find a Suitable Environment—Instructor Veronica discusses the importance of finding your writing space and strategies for figuring out what works best for you in spaces you can control as well as spaces you can’t.Turn Off Your Internal Editor—Instructor Michael discusses the importance of writing without critiquing yourself too harshly to get your flow going and know that you’ll be able to refine later in the process.The Ticking Clock—Instructor Matt discusses ways to carve out that time to write, even with a busy schedule as well as fighting the anxiety that can come from experiencing writer’s block during that time.
With some help from these three posts, you can conquer writer’s block and complete your work on time and effectively. Have some writer’s block breaking tips you’d like to share or comments on which of these posts worked best for you? Share below!
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