Professors Pick 5
April 12, 2012
Filed under Arts & Leisure
English professor and director of the Creative Writing Program David Lloyd’s five ways to combat writer’s block
1.) Lower your standards.
2.) Write to a deadline. For example: “Please write on the theme ‘five ways to combat writer’s block,’ due by Sunday, no excuses.”
3.) Leave your keyboard and read a (good) book, because writing grows out of reading.
4.) Revise something you’ve already written. (99 percent of writing is revision, but no one ever talks about “reviser’s block.”
5.) Choose a topic you feel some passion about, such as “my five favorite Welsh poets.” Who could ever have writer’s block about that?