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Ending Writer’s Block with a New Perspective | Mary Biever | One Writing Mother

Ending Writer’s Block with a New Perspective

I’m working through a boat load of writing assignments right now. As I struggled to get through my checklist of projects, writing came slower and slower.

In frustration, last week, I turned my laptop around. Instead of sitting at my desk that faces a wall, I changed seats, turned around, and faced in the opposite direction.

With that simple change in perspective, my writer’s block dislodged. Out poured the writing and the projects.

That made me think of what we do with a clogged drain. We try one approach to clear it and then another. ┬áIf we run a snake down the drain and it doesn’t work, we might shift the direction a little to see if that helps. Sometimes, it does.

So the next time a problem stumps you, try shifting your perspective. Looking at the problem from a new angle can make all the difference.


One Response to “Ending Writer’s Block with a New Perspective”

  1. Jacob Yount March 17, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    This is a good reminder, Mary. Sometimes we have to unplug to get re-juiced. Since I work from home, for me it can be going out for a 20min run or even going to work from Starbucks. I hope you and the fam are having a good weekend.

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