Thanks to author Katharine Grubb, from her blog, 10-minute Writer. She uses the metaphor of Kung-Fuing through your block, and asks these nine questions to get to the root of the problem. For each one, she has tips about breaking through the block, if this is the source. (Check out her full post here!)
It’s a great strategy — identify the source of the block, and take action accordingly. Get a coach or therapist, clear your head, kill your inner critic, rest, journal, write for ten minutes at a time, find a writing buddy — all of these solutions fit different challenges. Write smarter not harder — find the solution that fits the problem!
So, what’s your block?
Are you blocked because you are emotionally damaged by your project?
Are you blocked because other things (besides writing) are messing with your head?
Are you blocked because you are self-sabotaging?
Are you blocked because your brain is tired?
Are you blocked because you are overwhelmed with the project?
Are you blocked because your inner critic WILL NOT SHUT UP?
Are you blocked because you are discouraged?
Are you blocked because you are lazy?
Are you blocked because you are afraid?
Let us know what works for you to break through these blocks!