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How To Write When You Feel You Have Nothing To Say

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 07:25 PM

By Joan Herbert

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Topics: writer's block, writing, Joan Herbert

5 Fast and Furious Fixes for Writer’s Block

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, May 03, 2013 @ 08:02 PM

Writer’s block is always an unwelcome guest who drops in on you exactly when you don’t need it the most.  Don’t worry – there’s no need to make a big fuss or waste precious energy; here are a few quick and easy journaling tips you can use to ask writer’s block politely and firmly to go out and play in traffic!

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Topics: journaling tips, writer's block

Outsmart Writer's Block with Gratitude Journaling

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Sep 09, 2011 @ 05:09 PM

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Topics: writer's block, gratitude journaling

Quote Me on This: You Can Face Down Writer’s Block!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:25 AM

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Writer's Block, Just Cut it Out!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Wed, Sep 01, 2010 @ 11:39 AM

Do you ever feel as if your brain jumps from one topic to the next so rapidly you can hardly keep up? The bad news is that it can be difficult to focus for long enough to decide what to write about in your journal. The good news is that your mind has no shortage of thoughts, ideas and memories you can channel for inspiration.

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Writer's Block Brings You More Opportunities

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 @ 03:26 PM

"When you have a disease, don't try to find a cure; find your center, and you'll be healed."

                                                                       Ancient Taoist proverb

Today 3 people, in the early hours of a steamy Saturday morning, called me stricken with Writer’s Block. Since we all are writers, we’re genetically predisposed to that disease but it plays out differently in each writer’s body.  The cause is similar though: we have gotten away from our center, our core and have slipped back into our old ways of living in our heads, stressing and shoulding ourselves incessantly.   

That’s what our Journal is there for—to locate our true self and bring us home.

Some Journaling Home Remedies:

1. Dump on your Journal. Just start writing and writing and writing for as long you feel like it.  You can begin it any place. Whatever feels good to you. Maybe you crave a certain setting. Then go there. Now.

2. Ask Your Journal a question. Use a civil tone. Remember what Mom said”you get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar”. Use “How can I…” “What do I do… or “Where in the world does this come from”….

3. Write a letter or have a conversation with your Muse or your Inner Coach or someone you admire and inspires you. Ask for their guidance. And follow their suggestions.

4. Download a free eBook on “How to Use Your Journal to Cure Writer’s Block Now".

5. Take a look at some Journaling Tips. Maybe something will prompt you to the page.

6.  Read some articles about Writer's Blocks .

And it’s Completely Okay to:

7. Do something. Freak out. Yell, scream, stomp your feet, dance to the music, blare it if you like. Take a walk, go for a run. Take a shower. Soak in the tub.

8. Do nothing. Sit down in a favorite nesting place, come to your senses. Meditate.

How do you cure your Writer’s Block? Please share.
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A Gift to Help You Break Through Writer’s Block

Posted by www.createwritenow.com Admin on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 @ 11:20 AM

If you’re reading this now, chances are that you see the importance of journaling to your health and happiness. However, even though you know journaling is good for you, you may have trouble doing it regularly. And although you may not know it, you may have a case of writer’s block, a resistance to delving into your mind and body through journaling.
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Writer's Block? Steve Martin's Got The Answer

Posted by Mari McCarthy on Mon, Feb 01, 2010 @ 10:22 PM


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Daily Journaling Changes Your Life! Yes, Really!

Posted by Mari McCarthy on Thu, Dec 03, 2009 @ 11:33 PM

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Topics: journaling, journal, writer's block

More Writer's Block Cures from Journaling

Posted by www.createwritenow.com Admin on Thu, Nov 26, 2009 @ 11:30 PM

What is known as writer’s block—not knowing what to write—generally boils down to two challenges: personal obstacles and lack of inspiration. Fortunately, your journal is a powerful tool to take care of both. Here are 10 ways you can use it to cure writer’s block.

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Topics: writer's block

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I started journaling over 18 years ago and soon realized the wonderful benefits journal writing can have.  When I started this blog, it was with the intent to share my own experiences and the incredible health benefits I was experiecing through my journal writing practice.

As things have evolved and I've continued to experience the impact journaling can have on overall  health -  including physical, mental, emotional aspects -  the content here has expanded to cover all the ways individuals can benefit from their own journal writing.  

In addition to sharing my own experiences with journaling, this blog now includes guest articles from other writers - including health practitioners, coaches, psychotherapists and others.

Whether you are an exerienced journaler or new to the practice of journal writing, this blog will provide you with many different voices, insights and ideas to inspire your journaling journey.  

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