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December 04, 2019

The Fey Guide to Writer's Burnout / Linky Mashup



The Fey Guide to Writer's Burnout:


Speak - Part 1 – how speaking about my writer’s burnout was my first step to recovery.

Write YOU - Part 2 – writing about yourself can be the easiest form of writing.

Writer’s Meetings - Part 3 – how attending a writer’s meeting could be just the thing you need to feel connected.

Morning Pages - Part 4 – could writing pages every morning in a journal help you?

Free Your Mind with Walking - Part 5  the benefits of walking/exercising.

One Day at a Time - Part 6  the wisdom of focusing on the day you are in.

Don't Force Yourself - Part 7  the dangers of forcing yourself to write.

Alternative Hobby - Part 8  how an alternative hobby can inspire you.

Patience - Part 9  the importance of being patience with yourself.

No Stress - Part 10  none of these tips will help for long if you don't learn to eliminate stress.

How to Be a Writer when You Can't Write - 5 tips to help you feel like a writer (and do writerly things) when you are struggling to write.


QUESTION: Which one of these techniques have you tried? How did it work for you?



HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

I'll see you in the blogosphere in 2020!


27 comments:

S.A. Larsenッ said...

These are fantastic links, Chrys! I plan to stop back by tonight to read because I don't think I've read them all yet. Happy Holidays to you, too!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Alternative hobby. I think I'm more productive with writing when I'm also taking photos.

Ellen Jacobson said...

This is such a great series that you've put together. I'd love to go to a writers meeting one day and connect with other writers in person. It's a shame that I live in such a small town.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Nice to see all these links in one post. Good series, Chrys!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the year and a great 2020!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Cleaning the house helps me get back to writing. I think I get so bored, all I can do is dream.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I agree and do most of your link titles.

Teresa

Julie Flanders said...

Thanks for putting these links together like this. I seem to always need help with burnout lately. Take care and Happy Holidays to you and your family, Chrys!

sherry fundin said...

they look like some great links. thanks for sharing
sherry @ fundinmental

Tamara Narayan said...

I think what helped me out of the latest slump was giving myself permission to be horrible (it was a first draft) and not expecting me to write for hours and hours. I would sit down, type like mad fiend for twenty or thirty minutes (maybe 45 on a great day) and then stop. It was word vomit, but it got me through that draft and now I can start the fun part (for me). Editing. Lovely, lovely editing. But first, Christmas and all the millions of chores and responsibilities that entails with kids in the house.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Walking is good for the mind and the body!

Carrie-Anne said...

Sometimes giving oneself permission to fail leads to much greater success than imagined. If one, e.g., thinks one will lose a contest anyway or hit below a wordcount goal, there's less pressure to succeed, which in turn can open greater creative avenues resulting in ultimate success.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Great tips. You do so much to encourage others. Bless you. Have a wonderful day.

Lisa said...

5, 9 and 10 have helped me so much. I've read the others and will use them when they are needed, but these three are my go-tos... Thanks Chrys!

Christine Rains said...

You always have such terrific tips. :) Have a wonderful holiday season and here's to a great 2020 for all of us.

M.J. Fifield said...

I think the only ones I haven't tried are morning pages and alternative hobby. I know the latter would be really helpful, but unless playing Harry Potter Wizards Unite on my phone counts as a hobby, I still need to find one. :)

Happy Holidays!

Suzanne Furness said...

Patience is definitely up there. As writers we seem to need it in bucket loads!

Happy holidays, Chrys :)

Liz A. said...

I'll have to try those out... if I ever get back to writing. I haven't written in a while...

Lidy said...

Thanks for the links. I particularly like 'Don't Force Yourself - Part 7 – the dangers of forcing yourself to write.' Was in a writing slump for most of 2019. Tried to write and got nothing, nowhere. So I went back to my first love and read lots of books. Until finally, I broke through and a completed a draft that'd been niggling on my mind in September. After that I was pre-plotting and researching mythological creatures my NaNo novel and wrote 20k words in November for NaNoWriMo.

David Powers King said...

Talking about writing burnout has been super helpful, when someone is willing to listen. Amazing how talking about things can serve as a floodgate to processing all the things. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Here's some I try: walking, living in the day, going to a writing meeting or conference like WriteOnCon, which is online. Also reading helps. Happy Holidays!

Sarah Foster said...

I think being patient has been the thing that's helped me most lately. Happy Holidays!

Heather Erickson said...

Writer's meetings can be SO inspiring! I also find that walking helps a lot.

Liza said...

Morning pages helped me at one point. As a part of the Artist's Way process, it helped me discover what was important to me. I also find a long walk is always conducive to creativity.

Juneta key said...

Great links. Happy IwSG!

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

I haven't really tried any, because I don't think I've had burnout... not from writing. Traveler's burnout, yes. And that doesn't make it any easier to write. But exercise is always my first priority, and it keeps me sane.

Jeff (Sage) said...

Good ideas and it's good to collect them in one place with links. Have a wonderful holiday season, Chrys.

Sherry Ellis said...

I free my mind with walking. Works wonders!

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!