Do you ever have those days when you are simply simmering with ideas, but when you eventually need to sit down and put them down on paper (well… figuratively speaking) everything vanishes without a trace? Of course you do. So how do you deal with that? Do you look for inspirational quotes, or do you open a tutorial on writing? Whichever it might be, it should work wonders, and fast, because we don’t have all the time in the world. It is especially relevant if writing is your lifeline.
Over many years I’ve learned that it is possible to just write stepping over yourself and following basic writing rules. Granted, I’ve always thought that Creative Writing as a course in college is nonsense (unless, of course, you’re a gifted person, but you don’t know how to put all your ideas in a coherent manner yet), but for one thing, basic rules and canons, especially those of the Academic Writing, can give you the much-needed push forward when you are stuck. To be perfectly honest, I have hated Academic Writing all my adult life, but I can’t ignore its advantages. And when the going gets tough, the tough get going, right?