In these past few days, I have been in a rut, which may or may not be obvious from my previous post. I haven’t been able to write very well and I felt like I wrote nothing but garbage, it really was total garbage! In short I lost my muse.
But then I came up with an idea that really helped me and I want to share this so that it may help others as well.
While I was reading the lord of the rings, for the second time, I was in awe of how well Tolkien was able to write. I thought to myself, if I was able to write like him, my story would be incredible! Then it hit me, when I had trouble learning something in school, I copied the text, word for word, until I knew the answers by heart.
Perhaps if I copied a page from Tolkien I could learn how to write better too, basically ride the flow from one of the greats!
And guess what? it worked! not only was I able to get my flow back, I also received a ton of inspiration and wrote more than I planned on that day.
Hopefully, this will aid you when you get a writer’s block.
In the words of Ernest Hemingway, we truly are “(…) all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”