Writer’s Block Buster

A foolproof way to capture the power of the Universe

Travis Hubbard

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Photo by Carolina Heza on Unsplash

It doesn’t matter if you’re a new writer or have been at this for a while; Sooner or later, you’ll hit a spell where you don’t have a damn thing to say.

Here’s how to fix it.

Back in the day.

I used to rely entirely on conscious thought to develop a backlog of potential titles, hooks, and content ideas for my stories.

Not anymore; I find that approach to be exhausting. Particularly ever since I started writing and editing professionally.

Now, I rely solely on the power of the universe. It either wants to feed me or let me starve.

A miserable mistress indeed.

Sitting at the desk coming up with new and exciting topics to write about is a waste of time and energy.

So I hit the road, you should come with me.

Stop thinking.

Take a walk, let your mind wander. Inspiration will come to you in waves.

Take it all in, then occasionally email yourself notes so you don’t forget the magic that was sent your way.

Use these emails as your inspiration, your never-ending well of personal writing prompts.

When you sit down to work, pull the lid off the well and pull your hand through it to stir the good stuff up off the bottom.

Don’t delete or edit anything.

Use your idea emails in their raw form as input.

Template everything.

I’m sure many writers do this already, but I’m a little slow on the uptake, so I didn’t start until about a year ago.

I use a standard template (structure) for my stories, not just titles and sections, but prompts to kick my brain into gear and help as I construct my posts.

It keeps the conscious part of my brain from popping to the front, letting me type and capture the flow of words streaming through my head.

Hit publish.

Extensive editing wastes time, so I don’t do anything other than read through my post to make sure it…

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Travis Hubbard

Developer, writer, digital alchemist. 30 years in software. MEng Stevens.