Tricks ๐Ÿ”ฎ to Help ๐Ÿ™ Every ๐Ÿ’ฏ Writer ๐Ÿ“ Wind down ๐Ÿ˜Œ ...

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Marc Anthony said, โ€œWhen you do what you love you never work a day in your lifeโ€. Though this saying is true, every person eventually needs a break. No matter how much you love your life, itโ€™s nice to take a few moments every now and then to relax and recharge. This is true for writers as much as anyone. To sit down at your computer and lose yourself in the world of your latest masterpiece is one of the best experiences any writer will ever be offered. As pleasurable as this is, however, every brain eventually needs a little rest. Often we writers find the very idea of taking a break frustrating in the extreme, especially on those special days when we are deep in the throes of a storyline we have spent many hours creating. For those of you who share this problem, here are a few tricks I find always help me reach that point of personal tranquility.

1. Exploit Your Other Talents

One of our greatest problems as writers is when we come to a problem we like to dwell on it until we find the perfect answer. I know I am as guilty as anyone of spending hours on a detail as small as a supporting characterโ€™s name. Sometimes the best resolution for this is to distract your mind. All of us possess more than one talent. Perhaps you enjoy painting or maybe you were born with a green thumb. Use these abilities to shift your focus away from the source of the problem. By doing this you allow your mind a little breathing room as well as relieving a little stress. Not only will this ease your stress, it will also help relieve those large blocks that are halting your thought process.

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