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Bump the Slump - Get Creative


It’s easy to get caught in the redundancy of life. We put so much into writing and reading that it becomes a cycle after a while. And if you’re anything like me, it can be difficult to stay creative when you have writer’s block. So here are some tips to help rebuke the slump and to get your creative juices flowing.

 

1.) Find inspiration. Create a digital vision board with everything you want your story to be about - from characters & characteristics to storylines and plots. It could be easier to write when you can visualize your thought process.

 

2.) Take risks. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. I know it’s easier said than done, but you can’t receive new results in the same environment.

 

3.) Listen to music. Find your favorite album that put you in the zone and keep it on repeat or find a playlist that gives the similar vibes of your writing or storyline and plot to help influence you and your blockage.

 

4.) Free write. Simple writing prompts don’t require you to think too much. Not only does it improve your writing skills, it also gives you the opportunity let your thoughts run free without any pressure.

 

5.) Collaborate with others. Teaming up with other writers and peers provides an opportunity to not only network, but to also gain various perspectives, feedback, and new ideas - which could be the stimulation to follow through.

 

The process of writing will never be easy and straight-forward, but it’s just as important to make the process enjoyable and entertaining.

 

In the words of Rich Homie Quan, “we took the risk n*gga - you don’t know what it took to get here.”


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