Have you been in the writing game for a while but seem to have found yourself in a bit of a slump? It happens to everyone, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when it strikes. The thing is though, the trick to overcoming writer’s block isn’t trying to avoid it entirely but to have the tools on hand to help you confront it when it creeps up.
Luckily, there are all sorts of incredible resources available that can help you snap out of it and get back on track. Here are a few websites that have plenty to offer in terms of writing inspiration, from how to stay focused on how to look at your work from a fresh perspective to make it even stronger.
You’ll definitely want to spend some time working your way through the wonderful On Writing section of this expertly curated website. If offers impactful first-person pieces from all sorts of experienced voices that will help you feel less alone, no matter what your current writing struggle is. And beyond the practical advice, you’ll also find this site populated with a stunning selection of personal essays and fiction. The content on Catapult isn’t afraid to dig deep into what it means to be a writer in the world, and all the ups, downs, and beautiful messiness that it involves.
Do you work best with the help of structuring tools like checklists and spreadsheets? Well, so does Jami Gold and she’s got your back when it comes to staying focused and achieving your writing goals. Committed to mastering the craft, she’s worked with a variety of heavy hitters including Larry Brooks and Martha Alderson to develop top-notch writing tools. Whether you’re looking to improve a specific story, start a new project, or just generally engage in some professional development, you’re sure to find something in the Worksheets for Writers sections that will help you get there. Gold has written more than 900 blog articles on writing and it is very clear that she knows her stuff.
Writers in the Storm
Not limited to one specific format or genre, this is a fabulous resource for writers of all shades and stripes. Offering some unique perspectives about the ins and outs of writing, this blog also emphasizes the practical stuff and how to proceed with grace when the stars just aren’t aligning for you. Part of the writing life is dealing with your fair share of rejection, and Writers in the Storm will remind you that you’re not alone through the dark times.
Drawing on the combined experience of a wide and varied range of industry professionals, this is an empowering resource full of positive and provocative ideas. This is also a great place to turn if you’re looking to engage with a community. This site has a very active comment section and also boasts a Facebook group with over 5,000 active members.
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