Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Special NaNo Unblocker: Why Should You Keep Writing?

Thanks to National Novel Writing Month, a lot of writers are away from their blogs and typing away at their computers. However, not all writers are lucky enough to get words out. Thanks to the tension that a 30-day novel brings, some writers can get cobwebs, not literary freedom. Might an unblocker help?

If you're in the mood for writing but can't get anything out, then you may want to try this. Take a piece of paper and a pen, or open up a new document on your computer. Now, you have exactly 30 minutes to answer the following question.

"Why am I doing this?"

Now, you don't need to be in NaNoWriMo to answer the question. You can let it be an open question. Why are you doing what you're doing? Why are you studying? Why are you writing? Why are you looking at random roadkill?

Now keep on writing...keep on clearing out those's free writing, after all, and no one is correcting you.

Enjoy the NaNo unblocker!

1 comment:

Sudam said...

I was completely unaware of the Nanowrimo before this. I had read about this in the Blogcatalog forum. I am exploring the nanowrimo site and in future i will participate in the contest. Thanks for the post.