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How to start writing after a crisis

Creative Writing Crisis can arise for a variety of reasons - and it can drag on for years. It usually comes because you've overworked, burned out, no longer sparked the things that used to inspire you. But you have to get back into a work rhythm, and I'm calling to give you (and myself, too) some tips on how to start writing great blog posts with ease again.
Author of the article: Tatiana Zhakova
Journalist, linguist, teacher of storytelling with 10 years of experience
In 2015 she created and promoted her project about Nizhny Novgorod,, after which she created a course called "Storytelling: How to Tell Your Story" based on it. Over 4,000 students have taken the course.

A linguist by education, she quickly masters new areas. Now she is actively studying screenwriting and storytelling in movies/serials, and writes about it in her project's blog.
✒️ Don't expect to write a Pulitzer Prize-worthy masterpiece right off the bat. Chances are, your text won't be long or perfect. And that's okay, give yourself a chance to smoothly enter the rut - like an athlete after a long break, you won't run the hardest marathon right away, will you?

✒️ Start reading. Yes, to start writing again, you have to read. Preferably something good from the classics or contemporary literature, so that there are complex structures and decent turns. It's important for a writer to increase his or her reading, just as it's important for a photographer to increase his or her eyesight.

✒️ Find your format. If Instagram doesn't inspire you, don't; go to Yandex Zen. It's all a myth that one platform is better for something than another: if what you do is empowering and inspiring, then you can promote your platform like Tik Tok never dreamed.

✒️ Make a list of topics you'd like to think about. You can brainstorm and leave ideas in a "free" format content plan. And then choose the ones that are really close to you right now and write about them!

✒️ Start writing from anywhere. You can do it from the beginning, you can do it from the end, or you can do it from the middle or from the dialogue. The main thing is to start! Then you'll rearrange it. Or not.)

✒️ Write in short, clear sentences. Do not overload the text with complicated constructions - if you do not have 20 years of experience in the game of letters behind, you just get confused and lose your hands. And in well-constructed short sentences more clearly visible)).

Anyway, as you know, I want to get back into writing cool stories, so I decided to "reboot" myself a little. I haven't had the buzz of writing in about 4 years - and it's time to get back to enjoying the process, I tell you!

Have you ever had a prolonged creative crisis? How have you dealt with them, please give me some advice!