The Three Steps Of Writers' Block

The Three Steps Of Writers' Block

There's no such thing as writers' block. You just need to find new inspiration!
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You pupils dilate with concentration. Concentrated on the blank screen in front of you. Your sweaty fingers slide over the keyboard, not really typing anything, but anticipating the words will come. You repeat the same schedule day after day to no avail. This my dear, is wrtiers' block. Unfortunately, this terrible wall against imagination has plagues many a writer, and as someone who has survived writers' block time after time, I ensure you that there are three distinct step that every writer will go through before finally finding that much longed for inspiration.

Step 1: I just need to keep writing

At this stage, either your laptop or your notebooks, or both if you are me, will fill up with incomplete plot lines, random story lines, and multiple unfinished project. Even as you run out of space to fit everything, you will continue to write because you have confidence that the right idea will eventually come to you. It has to come to you. You are a writer, this is what you do.

Step 2: Maybe I just need a break

I don't want to say this stage is giving up because it is very important to overcoming writers block, but this stage is basically giving up. You get to the point where you run out of things to write, and all the unfinished projects floating around you just remind you that you haven't been able to write in months, and maybe you aren't supposed to be this huge writer you thought you would grow to become. At this stage, you begin picking up new hobbies - maybe revisit old hobbies that you gave up for writing. Basically, you rediscover yourself and rediscovery is a major key in discovering your muse

Step 3: It hits!

Step 2 may last months or years, but eventually THE idea will hit you with full force and you won't be able to stop writing. Not only will you find the love in writing you had given up on, but you will also realize how much you have grown as a writer as you stepped away. Sometimes the best thing to do when posed with a challenge is to set it aside for a little bit. Let inspiration find you. Don't force it.

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7 Things Every Real Taylor Swift Fan Knows Will 100 Percent Happen On TS7

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On April 13th, Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram a picture with the caption "4.26"... since then, every post since has had the same caption, and fans have been theorizing ever since.

1. It's going to be very different from "Reputation"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvAdohMF7b9/

Looking at her current pastel Instagram theme, it is very, very different than dark, mysterious vibe from her "Reputation" days.

2. This will be one of Taylor's happiest albums yet

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtuMOFmlDm5/

Taylor has stayed out of the media for the most part since the release of "Reputation", and I believe that she's enjoyed her time, focusing on her music, friends, family, and relationships during this downtime.

3. This album will reflect on her childhood

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPvbUWjsgR/

In 2016, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor revealed that she was bullied in school, and her mom would often take her to T.J.Maxx after school to look at the opal jewelry in order to cheer her up. On April 14th, she posted a picture of jewelry, including opal. Also, one could say that her current Instagram profile picture has an opal tone to it. These could be hints to Taylor tapping into her childhood for her newest album. Oh, and she dressed up as a "childhood hero" for a New Year's Eve party...

4. ...But also focus on moving forward

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuUrV5hl-5B/

From her fresh, pastel Instagram theme to the flowers, butterflies, and overall springy vibes, Taylor has an airy, happy vibe that yells fresh, new life. Perhaps the album will also focus on her rising above everything from "Reputation" and all of the new things in her life.

5. It's going to have hidden eggs placed within the lyrics

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuRqXqqlshV/

All Swift fans know that Taylor loves to play games and create puzzles for us to figure out leading up to album releases. Why does the album itself have to be any different? Hopefully TS7 will have hidden gems in it as well...

6. Jack Antonoff and Max Martin will be back

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwTItkEDh9d/

Jack and Max have been with Taylor since "1989," and I don't think they're going anywhere. If they made it through the sound shift between Swift's 5th and 6th albums, they can work with whatever new ideas Taylor comes up with.

7. If the old Taylor is dead, I think TS7 will be when the new Taylor fully emerges

https://www.instagram.com/p/BumUfpXFKaL/

There's been some butterfly emojis and imagery flying around on Taylor's Instagram, and in a way, I think TS7 will be Taylor emerging from her cocoon of sorts into a butterfly. "Reputation" showed that she was capable of change, and this new album will show a more mature version of Taylor.

Chances are all of these are 100% wrong... but hey, it's fun to theorize while we wait for her new single/album to drop on April 26th.

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