Something Spooky

With Halloween approaching, we need to tackle the most horrifying image an author can face…. The Blank Page! (Dun dun DUN)

Facing down a blank page can be intimidating

Feared by many and encountered by all, the blank page of a notebook or word processing program can feel like a bottomless abyss. What tips and tricks do you use to start writing?
Here are some of mine:

  • Brainstorming- go for a walk or listen to some music
  • Mind mapping or outlining some ideas
  • Setting a personal deadline
  • Setting a timer for 30 minutes to start writing whatever comes to mind
  • Getting inspiration from fellow writers
  • Go out and write at a different location like a library or coffee shop

I hope these tips help. If you have any advice, please share them in the comments below! This is Cassie, the Eggtern, signing off!~