Blogs by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Bored with Writing? What to do Next
7/22/2012 6:25:07 AM
Imagine that you’re a successful writer of novels. Generally, you’re excited and motivated to begin your next project. But suddenly you’re bored with the whole idea. (Our children used to call this affliction “bordism.”) What can you do? Here are some hints which might be helpful to you.
•Shake things up: You’ve always written novels, but perhaps you’d like to try writing a children’s story instead. You might choose to write about an interesting event in your childhood, such as spending the summers on your grandparents’ farm. Or you might write about your daffy Aunt Lou who always has the family laughing hysterically whenever they meet.
•Talk to a friend: Maybe your best friend is great at lifting your spirits when you have the doldrums. He or she might be just what you need for inspiration.
•Your writer’s group: If you belong to a writer’s group, discuss your problem with them. I’m sure many of them have had the same dilemma. They might have just the solution for you.
•Take a walk or do something you love for relaxation: Take a relaxation break. If you love gardening, do that. If you love walking, take a stroll. If you love sports, watch your favorite game. It’ll give you a new, fresh perspective on things.
I hope these suggestions get you back on track so you can create something spectacular.
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