Writer's block can wreak havoc on your creative abilities, and whenever it hits me I struggle to get my mojo back. It completely stops me from writing a word; even conjuring up images in my head becomes difficult. And sometimes this feeling can take months to disappear.
When the right image or words inspire me, however, I'm suddenly able to write three pages in no time. So I'll scour the Internet looking for that one thing that will break my writer's block--and after hours and hours of searching, I'll usually find it. There are numerous websites out there that list journal-writing ideas or little snippets of a story to try and inspire, and they are the first place I look. I've done it so many times now that I've started to keep a running list of my own, so I thought I would share it with you here.
If you're fighting writer's block at the moment, I hope that these will help somehow:
1. You're walking through the woods, it's dark . . .
2. Ever felt like a dream was real? What would happen if dream world and real world collided?
3. A woman revisits her hometown and bumps into her first love . . .
4. A person finds out they have a new gift/superpower.
5. A holiday island. Sun, sea, sand, and hidden mysteries.
6. You're plagued by texts for weeks; then you find out who they're coming from . . .
7. A young boy, hands stained red, walks into a police station crying.
At the moment that's all I have, but even reading them again now inspires me, and I have my own little scenes and short stories flowing around in my head.
Do you have inspiring words you turn to whenever writer's block hits you? What other techniques do you use to beat it?