The Mystery Of The Writer’s Block

Is there a writer’s block?

  1. The detailed plan/outline of what they would like to get, and
  2. Enough resources — meaning time and money — to do this. But let’s not forget that I do not need other people to fulfill this task.
  1. Finding a topic/niche
  2. Getting the research materials
  3. Doing the research
  4. Creating something new — that means: a book?

REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED WRITING THE BOOK

I wanted to write a book because I love writing. Quite simple. I could fill pages with my nonsense gibberish, because I love putting words and thoughts on paper. Does that mean someone would get anything from reading my book? Probably not, but I do not care. Why should I care if most people aren’t reading my books anyway? I am writing for myself. I am writing, because some day I will die — but my books will still be there. And then they will say: „You remember Daniel Wieser? This guy wrote awful books and actually thought he was a genius! Now he is dead. Apparently his intelligence could not prevent him from the natural consequence of dying. Apparently he wasn’t a genius after all because he died.“

SUMMARIES, SUMMARIES, SUMMARIES

If you do not know what to write about, write summaries of books that you have read or that you are reading right now. In fact, if you do not know what you want to write about, you probably lack input and that means you will have to read more. Creating summaries is also a good way to remember what you read. It is a great way to improve your writing and it has many other advantages too.

DO NOT WRITE A BOOK

You start as soon as you put words down on paper or on your computer screen. The very act of recording your thoughts is the essence of writing a book. You are not writing a book. You are merely recording your own ideas and thoughts about a certain topic. The ambition to write a book might put a lot of stress on you which is why you weren’t able to start. Maybe you should go back and write WHY you actually have the ambition to write a book?

INTERESTS & AMBITIONS

If you have no clue what to write about, write about your ambitions and what you would actually want to write about. Imagine sitting there and writing a great fantasy novel. Write about that if this is what makes you happy. I personally would like to write more philosophical works, with highly sophisticated vocabulary. I would love to create books that are difficult to understand for the masses and yet read ant talked about all around the world. I also have a severe interest in the Occult and Magick. Do I have enough information or knowledge about this topic to be able to write a book from start to finish? Probably not. But what I can do is that this is exactly what I am lacking. This further increases my chances to really write a book about the Occult. What more do I need? When do I start? What is it that I am actually lacking? Will reading book XYZ help me to finally start this project? Reading more does not necessarily help you to write more. Sometimes we are stuck in analysis paralysis. This means, you keep reading and reading and you will never finish a book or even start one.

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Genius Mastermind 📚 Wrote a lot of books just for fun | ASD | Writes about writing books, technology, AI, ChatGPT.