Rachael Tamayo

International Best Selling Author and Book Reviewer. Author of The Friend-Zone series, Pshycological Thriller, Crazy Love, and short stories.

Writing tips: Writers block

Banging your head on your desk?  Ready to heave your laptop against the wall? It happens to the best writers. So you Google and get articles like...10 Tricks to Overcome Writers Block....and there are dozens of them.

Go for a walk, read a book, write anyway....the list goes on. 

And on.

And on.

So you say...okay I'm going to write 500 words a day NO MATTER WHAT on my book.  Later you look back on it and it sucks. 

Want to know why it sucks? Because you wrote when you weren't feeling it.  You are a story teller, but a huge part of being a story teller is making the person you are immersing in the tale you're weaving feel the emotions on the page. In order to do that, you must make them feel it.  They should be forgetting the world around them and be transported to the universe you've created. How can you create this universe if you don't feel it yourself? 

You have to feel it in order to write it. If you don't feel it... it's okay. Don't freak out. Set it aside for a while. It will come back to you. Work on something else. Do a workshop, find some writing prompts online that make your head gears start to turn, or just sit back and read a good book. Maybe you're brain needs a break.

It's okay to take a break.

Say it with me.  It's okay to take a break. It's okay if I don't write just now. 

Because honestly, if you force it it's not going to be your best work.  You know what they say about farts...if you force it then its......