When the Words Don’t Seem to Flow

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the act of writing seems stilted? Like trying to push a wet noodle uphill? If so, take heart.  This could be a signal for you to stop writing for a little while and spend time with our Lord. 

Often we get stuck when we get disconnected.  Jesus said in John 15:5, “I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”  There’s nothing like reconnecting with Jesus to get those writing juices flowing again. 

Writing requires constant replenishing, not only of writing material, but also of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy. When any one of these runs dry, it is time to go back to the Well of Life for another drink of its energizing waters. 

If your well has run dry, take a break.  Visit the well again.  You will find Jesus waiting there for you with an overflowing cup.

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  1. This is a little like writer’s block. The first thing I usually do is what MaryAnn suggested – run to God and cry out for help. 🙂

    Something else that can help is to introduce a new character out of nowhere. Or, get more radical and kill someone off. You don’t have to keep your changes unless they work for the story. But you’ll find you’re writing again!

    April 28, 2012 6:50 AM