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Writer’s Block: Touchstones and How to Heal It

Welcome back to The Writing Apothecary podcast and to our last theory lesson on Writer’s Block. It’s a bit late as I had the spicy cough and was pretty exhausted. But we’re back into it. Writer’s Block is such a personal thing and I’ve loved hearing from you guys and opening up the conversation about Writer’s block because it is so different for everyone and I think that it’s a great opportunity to talk to other writers about how it feels or what you can do to help heal it, which is what we’re talking about today.

There are ways to help alleviate writer’s block when you are working through it, some of these are my favourite ways to move through it, because it does take some time to move through it even when we think we don’t need it. 

Key points:

  • Moving your body is a big factor.
  • Moving your space.
  • Logging out of social media helps regain your sense of self.
  • The Artist’s Way is a big resource that you need. 
  • Writing yourself out of the block.
  • Having rituals help you sit down and write. 

The important thing is to find what you need to make your life easier and to get yourself writing again. You need to find the touchstones that make you feel good and put you in the mindset to write, even when all you can manage is a couple of sentences. 

I’d love to know what your touchstones are for when you find it hard to write. Do you turn to different music or do you get out of your space and out write somewhere else.

This wraps up our theory lessons on Writer’s Block. I am bursting with so much excitement for our next guest. You guys are going to love our chat. 

Tell me what did you take away from this week’s lesson? I’d love to know

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Mandi is a writer, reader, dreamer and is breaking procrastinating inner editors, one at a time.

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