Travel opens your mind. It allows you a chance to explore the world as well as yourself.
First grab coffee or some type of stimulant. I would suggest avoiding alcohol as you might have a tendency to get carried away.
We can easily find ourselves in the clutches of the dreaded Writer’s Block (I capitalized it because it looks scarier that way) but I’ve found there are at least a few ways you can shake it off and find yourself even better off than before.
Creative block is the thing that haunts artist’s dreams at night. The worst part about it is that the nightmare has a tendency to become a reality.
On being a writer: “All the days of his life he should be reading as faithfully as his partaking of food; reading, watching, listening.” John Fante
You experience emotional highs and lows – at unpredictable moments.
I no longer think my purpose in this world is to write. I think it’s to love.
Get a book and dive into it, whatever type of book it is. Really read the words, let them resonate in your skull. Contemplate what they mean, imagine yourself as the character.
I became cynical. A lot of bad bitter things I suspected about the world were confirmed in college. The lies my parents told me my entire life came to light, and I couldn’t take it. I ended up telling lies of my own – to myself, my friends, and especially to my mom and dad. I thought I could punish them by twisting the words I had previously meant.
I cried once, showered twice. In my mind, this was normal for a twenty-something who had chosen the path of independence, of being a writer.