free the pen, a blog for writers

May 2, 2017


Filed under: writing techniques — freethepen @ 1:23 pm

Janhawaii2015 Okay, let”s put this myth to rest. There is no such thing as writer’s block. When you sit staring at the page, tune in. Are you pushing your mind — well — stop it — our minds don’t like to be pushed. Instead, stretch, drink some water or tea, walk in meditation, or write about how the blank page makes you feel. Pushing words to form is ineffective. Everything stops for a reason. It is not a block, it is a moving in a different direction. I speak more about this in my book, The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen. Next time you think you have writer’s block, write about the feeling of the ‘block’. You’ll see. You will be writing in no time.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan and

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