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How to unblock your writing

Have you ever found  yourself staring at your screen, wondering what on earth to write next?  If so, you’re not alone.  It happens to all of us, sometime, no matter if you’re writing a novel, a report, a blog post or an e-mail.  But what’s the best way to get unstuck again?

Well the latest advice from Robyn McMaster at Brain Based Biz is to "tap into your naturalistic intelligence".  This will get your ideas, words and metaphors flowing again.  It is also great for your brain.  Increasing your oxygen supply.  Stimulating your working memory.  Releasing serotonin.  Enhancing the blood supply.

And how do you this?  What’s the secret to tapping into your naturalistic intelligence?  Easy. 

Leave what you’re doing.  Put your pen down or switch off your PC.  Head outside.  Breathe in.  Look around you.  And then go for a walk.

Joanna Paterson is a writer, photograph and journal coach who provides resources to help people tap into the rich seam of their natural creativity and express themselves with confidence. You can find more of her work at Nature’s Fire.

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2 Responses to “How to unblock your writing”

  1. On April 13, 2007 at 8:15 pm Robyn McMaster responded with... #

    Hi Joanna, You certainly jumpstarted your blog today. It really works.

    I’m curious, did you find a great metaphor while you were walking? I’ve found if I’m intentional about finding one it happens.

  2. On April 15, 2007 at 2:52 pm Joanna Young responded with... #

    Hi Robyn

    The walk on Friday was through the city centre - a warm, sunny spring day in Glasgow, with people moving around, chatting, communicating, connecting… So I didn’t find a metaphor this time but did feel inspired to keep writing, communicating, making the connection…

    Best wishes



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