Top 10: Writer's Slump
By Char Milbrett
September, 2007, 10:40
I was reading a blog where the writer was telling how he combated periods of writing slump. His method? Staring blankly out a window with his jaw hanging open. That struck me as sort of comical, in a dry sort of way. And it really appealed to my sense of adventure. So, later, I tried a variation of this. I sat. Outside, by my garage door, in a folding chair. I was patient. I sat there. I gave it some time, probably a good hour. It seemed to produce a lot of thoughts. One of my dogs came and tried to get me to pet him, the other brought me a frisbee to toss, the third just stood near and wagged her tail.
Do I feel like a new writer? Hmmm. Well, I must, because here I am describing my experience to you.
So, as I feel thus inspired, here are this month's top 10 resources to get you inspired, too.
Learning about anthologies.
Jim Janke's Writing
Another great little resource site for writers, built and maintained by James A. Janke.
A new online writing magazine for writers who like a challenge.
Creative Writing Prompts
Creative writing prompts that will get you writing!
Creative Writing Courses in France
An onsite writing retreat in St. Cere, France, devoted to encouraging and facilitating writers.
Creative Writing to Fiction Writing
Resources for creative writers, whether poets or novelists.
Learn to Write
Learn short-story and novel writing, writing for children, writing thrillers, and poetry.
Creative Writing - Help for Creative Writers
Careers, Agents, Contests, how to's.
Bonsai Story Generator
Here's a bit of fun. You'll really get inspired with this tool. Try it!
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