Sometimes the best strategy for writing is to quit—at least for a while. Initiative and effort aren’t always enough. Sometimes you must wait on the Muse.
Reality check: My blog readership has plateaued. The number of my monthly visitors has been relatively flat for the past few months. For someone whose primary strength is “achiever,” this is a bitter pill to swallow. I immediately think, What am I doing wrong?
The dreaded “writer’s block” afflicts us all from time to time. I struggle with it almost weekly. Occasionally, I have an easy run of several days, when the ideas seem to flow effortlessly. But that is rare. Most weeks, I get stuck at least once or twice. Here are thirteen idea-starters for getting the creative juices flowing again.