How I tackle writers’ block and tell my best stories

I spent most of June experiencing horrible, terminal writers’ block. frustrating, cloying feeling where the ideas and , simmering gently below the surface, but no amount of coaxing or cajoling will encourage them to fall into neatly ordered on the page. My cursor blinks patiently at me while I deliberate over the minutiae of the opening paragraph, or get hung up on the lack of a decent title. Then decide what I need is five minutes on Instagram instead, to “get some inspiration”. Two hours later it’s time for dinner, and nothing been written. My problem is I get hung up on telling a good story. Storytelling has been at the heart of everything I writing I could first hold a chunky HB pencil and write down the fantastic adventures of my Sylvanian Families otters. These usually involved the canal boat going over a waterfall and by some miracle arriving safely at the bottom. When I think about all the times I’ve felt really blocked throughout my career as a science writer it will be because I just cannot find the story I want to tell. At the risk […]

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