I was doing some reading around on various approaches to managing writer’s block when I came across a guest post on the Writer’s Digest website. The site as a whole has lots of material and the guest post was by a writer named Brian Moreland. Brian’s post is titled 7 WAYS TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK. I have singled this out as the list of techniques is similar to, but not the same as, one of my own.
In my book Opening the Creativity Diamond, I have a section using various psychological / creative tools to re-frame (ie re-define) the problem or other creative techniques to get writing anyhow. The list Brian gives is very similar in places but has a couple of techniques I didn’t specifically cover.
His third of using Tai Chi / exercise to get your mind in the right state is a good example of anchoring (which I did cover); his last technique with the glass of water is either a very advanced version of the same or something different. Thoughts?