Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Bryan E. Robinson, PhD, author of the new Daily Writing Resilience.
"Act as if you're a writer. Sit down and begin. Act as if you might just create something beautiful, and by beautiful I mean something authentic and universal." —Dani Shapiro
Raise your hand if you've ever been unsure which direction to take with your writing, if self-doubt has nipped at your heels, or if you've landed in the clutches of writer's block or "second book syndrome."
I thought so.
Most of us who've written for any length of time have gotten stuck somewhere along the way. But there's good news. Twelve Step programs have thrown a phrase around for years
Whether you write professionally, for personal enjoyment, or journal, Corrine Kenner points out that “any blank page can be intimidating.” In her book, Tarot for Writers, Corrine devotes an entire chapter to breaking writer’s block. Her ideas are, of course, excellent for doing just that. But I also think they can be great journal prompts or tarot meet up exercises. Here’s a few for you to try:
1. Complete Description
Describe a single card in as much detail as you can muster. Start at the top and work your way down. Then describe the background and work your way toward the foreground. Notice the predominant colors as well as the mood and emotion in the card. Describe