Want to know how freestyling kills your writer’s block? Writer’s block is the worst when gearing towards deadlines especially for authors. We’ve all been taught to brainstorm and jot down all of our storylines, cast names, antagonist/protagonist, and climax. Very many of us tunnel vision those things that we tend to crash mid script. We wonder why we no longer have passion for our art.
Why do you really lose the passion?
Why do we really get stuck?
I believe we get too stuck in the structure. I am not saying that we should not have a structure at all. What if I told you to set your mind free. The reason you’re getting stuck is because your imagination is in a box waiting for you to draw out a ticket from it’s organized file cabinet.
How do I get over my writer’s block?
A. You simply freestyle. Set your imagination free. Set it on fire. Let go of organization for just a moment. JUST WRITE!
You really need to write with the mind of the reader reading your short story, poetry, or novel. They do not know what’s happening next but neither do you. How far can your imagination stretch when you let go?
I am not the “Queen” of freestyle but I have written with a brainstormed mind and I have written with a freestyle mind. I love to set my mind ablaze and let my imagination ride the pen.
How crazy is your mind?
How freaky is your mind?
How emotional or anti-social can your characters be?
How split is the mind of your characters?
After you have written your whole script, story, poem then clean it up with the editing, formatting, spell check, and more. The point is to not rely on the structure and format at the beginning of your script.
I have a challenge for all my readers to write at least a five chapter short. If you are down for the challenge here is how it goes.
1.) Do not brainstorm!
2.) Write a chapter a day for 5 days.
3.) E-mail me the scripts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is in it for the challenge?