How to Write When The Well Runs Dry

You’re always writing. Always.

Well, okay, except for when you’re sleeping, reading, eating, in session with clients, binge-watching Gray’s Anatomy…

But when you’re not doing any of that you are writing: emails, sales pages, articles, social media posts, video scripts…

And sometimes, well, the well runs dry and you’re thirsty for new ideas, fresh perspectives and different ways to talk about what’s important to you and your ideal clients.

So what do you do to give your creativity a nudge?

Use the writing prompts below to stop spinning your wheels and get momentum with your writing.

What are writing prompts?

Writing prompts serve as keys to unlock the brilliance beyond writer’s block. They are simple yet powerful tools that spark your creativity and inspire new perspectives and possibilities.

How do you use a writing prompt?

  1. Pick a prompt from the list below.
  2. Write in a stream-of-consciousness style for 5-10 minutes with one...
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Write Drunk. Edit Sober.

“Write drunk, edit sober,” is a famous quote (mis)attributed to Hemingway.
 
What does this actually mean? How can this wisdom contribute to you in your writing and creating?
Here’s how I see it…
 
WRITE DRUNK: especially in a first draft, let yourself off the leash, remove the filters, be willing to express yourself onto the page in a real, messy, surprise yourself kind of way.
 
When we’re drunk we tend to be uninhibited. We’re willing to choose things, say things, do things, be things, that we wouldn’t (necessarily) do if we weren’t under the influence.
 
What would it be like to WRITE from this uninhibited place?
 
I just read an article by a famous writer who talks about how this is an awful quote because it takes away from the work of the writer and feeds into the myths of the writing life as well as it condones addiction. I’m not condoning addiction, nor am I suggesting you...
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