Writer’s Block, Part 2

I can see a whole series of posts about writer’s block happening on this blog. It’s the thing people ask me about the most.

Writer’s block, as an affliction, does not exist. What we’re experiencing is Resistance. It’s our Paradigm holding us back from the thing we really want to do.

One trick to help us regain control is to write in sprints. This is my go-to strategy for days when Resistance has the upper hand. Simply set a timer for 25 minutes, then sit down and write. When the alarm sounds, take a 5 minute break then go again. Not only does this combat Resistance, it helps develop focus. I’ll talk more about focus tomorrow.

For now, go do the work.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

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