Not just amateur writers but also the experienced and seasoned authors face this unpleasant phenomenon called the Writer’s Block. It is so annoying and frustrating that even drives many authors to give up midway. The main contributing reason to such a block is stress. But the good news here, is that you can overcome it. All it takes is a little practice, patience and an iron strong will. Here are some of the things you could try.
There will be many aspiring authors who want to write a story but fall short of inspiration. Many seasoned authors too, stare blankly on their notepad or their screens, or wander around for inspiration. But they eventually come around with excellent stories and plots. Where do they get their inspiration from? Allow us to share some methods that you can employ to get inspired. Here are some of the things you could try.
The story without its characters is nothing. The more your readers love/hate (in case of an antagonist/villain) your characters, the more successful your story will be. So it is of paramount importance to the author to carefully create her characters especially the narrator and the protagonist.
We are all surrounded by stories. Each person we meet has a story to tell. Each moment or circumstance we live or experience, tells us a story. Our dreams whilst we sleep, tells us a story. In such a case, if dreams originate from our subconscious, then we are all automatically wonderful story tellers to ourselves. Each of the stories have immense potential to influence and inspire some more stories. Most times they are subtle and not very evident. How carefully do we listen to all these, is a question to be asked. Here are some steps that could help you write your first story.
Even an established seasoned author may run out of ideas or may lack inspiration to write something new. It is a temporary phase, but is very annoying. The struggle is real, may be discouraging to an extent. So if we ever find ourselves in such starting problem situations, then what do we do? What could be our course of action? Writers’ prompts is one of the many tools that can get you out of such depressing scenario. Writers’ prompt are pointers that an author can use to set the ball running for his new story. The prompts can be of different type like the ones given below
Many countries, including India are now in a lockdown due to the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus Pandemic. This pandemic has already claimed 18,909 deaths and 295,407 active cases worldwide as reported by https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ as on the writing of this piece. Originated in Wuhan, China, this virus is proven to be highly contagious, and the infected cases are seeing an exponential growth, unless the chain of transmission is broken effectively. So stringent measures, as curfew and lockdown are used by many countries and is seen as the only effective option with the absence of vaccine or treatment to eradicate this disease. So as responsible Citizens, it is our civic duty and obligation to adhere to the guidelines by our local administrations and governments. So here are 10 things you could do when in a lockdown.
With so much of time at our disposal at these times of a lockdown, and being stuck inside the confines of your homes, boredom could likely creep in. Your family members especially the younger lot, must also be experiencing the overdose of being stuck indoors. So what could you do, to keep your spirits high and be productive? Here are some suggestions that you could use to keep you and your family members occupied
There is a lot to learn from Stranger than Fiction, a 2006 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Marc Forster, starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, and Emma Thompson. The story is very unique in terms of the beautifully articulated narration that the main character of the story could also hear. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is an IRS agent who is obsessed with his routine life. But one fine day, his routine is disturbed by a narrators voice in his head, which tells him about his life in the most artistic way possible. His life is surrounded around a wrist-watch, which stops working and Harold has to reset the watch with the time given by a bystander. And as he does this, the narrator speaks, "little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death" and that's when all hell breaks loose. Harold is now in search of the narrator, to find out why he has to die and whether he could stop it.