Conquer perfectionism and writer’s block by purposely writing terrible scenes and dialogue. You read that right. The worst. You will finish a scene you were stuck on, make yourself laugh and then be inspired to make it better. Bad writing is the new good writing.
Many writers are perfectionists and labor over a page or a scene for way too long, which knocks them out of competition with more productive and confident writers. It’s not writer’s block – it’s something worse – it’s allowing yourself to be distracted while you wait for perfection.
- Identify what is slowing down your writing
- Learn to push through the doldrums every time
- Write more quickly and effectively
Power through those bad writing days by lightening up and writing the scene in the silliest way possible and three wonderful things will happen: 1) you will have written and 2) you will have made yourself laugh and 3) you will be inspired to rewrite your scene and improve it – we guarantee it.
*Filmed at LSF2014