A Cure for Writer’s Block—Part 4

I often find I do my best writing when I’m speaking. It’s easier to tell a story verbally than to write it. There’s something about having an audience that makes the words just flow. My listener laughs at all the right places and I’m infused with enthusiasm.

So when I run into a bout of writer’s block and can’t get the words to flow, I tell my story aloud.

The catch is that there’s not always someone nearby to whom I can tell my story. Fortunately, I use a Macintosh computer, so I have a built-in recording studio in the form of GarageBand. When I’m traveling, I use an old-fashioned, handheld tape recorder. But my favorite mode of breaking through writer’s block is to tell my story out loud.

I’d love to hear how you eliminate writer’s block.

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