How many days has it been since the start of 2019?

What? 15 days?!

If you are like most aspiring authors, the passing of each year has probably brought you a mixture of sweet and bitter feelings.

Sweet, because you are thankful for another year gifted to you to spend with your family and loved ones.
Bitter, because you still have pending books to finish (or start) writing.

Whichever the case, you may have gotten stuck because of writer’s block.

writer's block

This is something ALL authors dread but at some point, comes unannounced. Writer’s block can get in the way of your productivity as a writer – big time! So how do you win against writer’s block so that your ideas and words keep flowing?

The answer may be ironic, but in order for you to continue to write, YOU HAVE TO READ!

Read what exactly?

There are many helpful books that can effectively unclog your line of thinking and bring you back to pounding away at your keyboard so fast that your screen will barely be able to  keep up.

As this year starts, we hope that you finally finish the book you’ve started last year with so much zeal. If you haven’t started writing yet, these books are perfect too in helping you get the much-needed boost for you to become the author that you’ve always wanted to be.

Here are 5 highly-rated books that will help you kill writer’s block, once and for all.

1. The 1-Minute Writer: 396 Microprompts to Spark Creativity and Recharge Your Writing

Author: Leigh Medeiros

This might just be the “spark” you need to start igniting that flame of thought in your creative mind!

Author Medeiros shares in this useful book some quick prompts that will awaken the creativity of a would-be author and guide you to the right path. Sometimes, all it takes is a little jumpstart to make it through the long and tedious journey of writing your novel.

The 1-Minute Writer emphasizes authors should make writing a daily habit and that it SHOULD be done on a regular basis no matter how little time you spend writing. Writing for as little as 1 minute a day will help defeat writer’s block, as long as you for it DAILY!

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2. From Striving to Thriving Writers: Strategies That Jump-Start Writing

Author: Stephanie Harvey

Being a well-known author herself, Stephanie Harvey gives sound advice that focuses on the needs of writers and encourages them to pursue writing in a way that is in line with good communication.

Outlined in the book are 27 different strategies that writers will find very useful when they are working to get the thoughts from their minds onto paper (or a computer screen).

This is a powerful book co-written by Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger, both are expert writing consultants.

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3. Critical Creative Writing: Essential Readings on the Writer’s Craft

Author: Janelle Adsit

More often than not, authors get inspiration from other authors. This book provides exactly what you need as it has enough examples of creative writing works from a wide variety of topics that will surely inspire your creativity as well!

The author, Janelle Adsit understands the need of aspiring authors when it comes to coming up with ideas for creative writing in different genres like crafts, politics, language, community, and many more.

Filled with many questions to exercise your curiosity, this book is one of the must-haves on your shelves if you want to get through what’s blocking you from finishing your book.

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4. Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need

Author: Jessica Brody

From one of her popular screenplays, Save the Cat!, author Brody shares how she wrote her masterpiece and she provides a useful guide to aspiring writers on how to write their own screenplay.

The book consists of 15 significant plot points that Brody believes every novelist is more or less required to incorporate in their novel to ensure a well-written piece of work.

Incorporated within the pages of this book are quirky ways that the author has presented different approaches to writing a book that is guaranteed to hit the marketplace and sell due to the interest readers will have with your story.

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5. The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World

Author: Kelly Notaras

Author Notaras has been in the writing industry for more than two decades now, and in this book, she focuses on great ways a nonfiction writer can write a book that will surely be a big hit for readers worldwide.

Perfect for aspiring authors from all walks of life, from varying age groups and from varying demographics; this book provides comprehensive steps that authors will find useful not only in the technical aspect of writing but also in the publication phase.

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These are just 5 of the many books on the market that can help resolve your writing issues, and help fast-track your way into starting/finishing your book (whatever the genre it is that you have in mind).

Every author needs to take a break at some point, but make it a comma and not a period. Take some rest if you must, just make sure you get back on your feet and make it through the end of your story, because you never know how much inspiration your own book can bring other readers in the future. Your masterpiece might just be the missing piece that someone else is looking for to finish their own book. It’s a wonderful ripple!

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