posted on July 8, 2022 by Lindsey Frydman

Getting Back to Your Reading Roots

Writer’s block is not a new topic, but it’s always a relevant one. There are many things that can help out when your creative juices stop flowing: meditating, taking a walk, reading a book – the list goes on and on. Sometimes the block sticks around, which can be pretty miserable, but eventually, it does go away. So how do you deal with spending days, weeks, or months feeling creatively blocked?

First, you can’t beat yourself up. It’s tempting, I know. Especially if maybe you don’t make your word count goal every day, you only write one book every two years, or maybe you simply don’t meet your own expectations. In those moments, disappointment and guilt can become overwhelming, and it can be hard to let go of the negative thoughts that start to collect in your head. I’ve found that getting back to your reading roots can help. What do I mean? Well, my favorite way of moving through and past writer’s block is to just read. Book after book, story after story, eventually, I find myself remembering why I wanted to be a writer in the first place. Books are fun. Getting all wrapped up in a different world for a few hours can be a beautiful thing. I always figure I’ll just keep reading until inspiration comes, and time and time, it always does.

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Lindsey Frydman

Lindsey Frydman

Lindsey writes about heart-stopping romance, rule-breaking heroes, and everyday magic. She lives in Ohio (where the weather is never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves mostly as inspiration. When she's not crafting stories, you'll likely find her spendingwaaaytoo much time on Pinterest, gaming, or performing in a burlesque show---because she enjoys giving her introversion a worthy adversary. (Plus, it's the closest to Broadway she'll ever get.)

2 thoughts on “Getting Back to Your Reading Roots”

  1. Colleen C. says:

    I love reading… every book I open up brings me so much happiness… different people to meet, places to go, things to see through their eyes… a great book touches my emotions… as for a fun read lately… I just read a book by JJ Knight and will definitely be going back for more! 😀

  2. Sherry Haut says:

    I finished Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss and laughed quite a bit. I really enjoyed it.

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