We’ve all had writer’s block. Sometimes it lasts for only an instant. On certain projects it can come to feel permanent. But I’ve found a fool-proof method a of pushing yourself through the middle of a first draft or a simple blog post. It’s called “Get to the Bottom of the Page.” Nothing earth-shattering or terribly new there, but it’s had a profound impact for me. In fact, I chanted it to myself for the first two weeks of writing on a manuscript from which I’d been on a long hiatus. And what I found was that I was so busy thinking about getting to the bottom of the page that I stopped thinking too hard about what I was writing and stopped editing everything before it even had a chance to come out. After a while I didn’t have to push myself to finish the pages; I was so caught up in the story again that they simply grew, as we hope they do, one after the other.
What do you do to get through writer’s block?