It may shock you to learn that even seasoned writers encounter the debilitating block of creativity and drive which is so commonly known as “writers block.” If you’re experiencing writers block while reading this, you are probably agonizing to discover that it isn’t something you simply grow out of. “Will I never be rid of this curse?” you may think.
Well, pull yourself out of your pit of despair, because I do have some help for you.
This will be a short lesson, because the trick I learned from other masters really is the most simple of tricks. In fact, it’s so simple, you might discredit it completely. You will probably finish reading this and incredulously dismiss the lesson as a cheap farce. Really, I wouldn’t blame you if you did. I myself wave off the solution when I’m in the throes of a particularly stifling block. But it works. I’ve proven it over countless times. You just have to do it.
Are you ready? Are you writing this down?
Okay. Here it is…
Get a timer. Set it for 5 minutes. Then write like your life depends on it and don’t stop until you hear that buzzer.
Writers are desperate people. When they stop being desperate, they stop being writers.