Day 4 – 50m Freestyle

50m Freestyle

It’s Day 4 of the Blogging Olympics, and this prompt is inspired by the 50m Freestyle.

The challenge today is speed – write a post in 10 minutes and publish. Most of my posts are written in a short time, the hardest part is coming up with a topic to write on!

Time limits can be a great way to beat writers block. I remember once in high school I had to write a horror story. I had no idea where to start – my experience of horror movies is incredibly limited, so I didn’t know where to start.

The advice of my media teacher was to just write. Write anything. Just put pen to paper and write. So I did. I wrote the stupidest piece of drivel that may have started with elements of horror that we were learning about, but ended up turning into a love story!

There is no way I would have shown this to anyone and I believe I ended up throwing it away pretty quickly, but it helped me get past the writers block.

So now, whenever I have writers block, and I remember to do it, I just write. It could be a blog post, it could be a piece of rubbish that will never see the light of day. I just write.

If you have writers block and are struggling to write your novel or whatever it is you are working on, take a break from it, pick up a pen, and just write.

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