July 2020 Holidays Calendar: -Novelist Vikram Seth once found himself blocked after writing the first hundred pages of a story set in post-independence India. In spite of his best efforts to move the story forward, it stubbornly resisted, until one day he realized he had overlooked the real problem: he simply didn’t know enough about the period. Once he understood this, Seth switched from writing to research, reading old newspapers, visiting key places, and interviewing people who had lived through the era. This gave him so much material that his planned short novel grew into a 1,500-page doorstop. The finished work, A Suitable Boy, landed him a rumored $1.1 million advance and established him as a literary superstar. I find this story encouraging for two reasons: first, if you’re wrestling with a creative block, it’s a great reminder that even the stars get stuck; second, it shows that the solution can be surprisingly straightforward once you understand the problem correctly. Faced with a block, it would have been easy for Seth to question his abilities or to keep banging his head against it. But it turned out that there was nothing wrong with his literary talents, and trying harder at the wrong thing wasn’t getting him anywhere. He simply didn’t know enough, so he needed to learn more. Once he did that, the story started to flow again.
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The next time you experience a creative block, resist the temptation to doubt yourself, or to put in the more blind effort. Stop and ask yourself what kind of block you are experiencing. Once you’re clear about the nature of the problem, it will be easier to solve it. To help you get started, here are the most common types of July 2020 Holidays Calendar, with solutions for each. When working on a large creative project, you may reach a point where your initial inspiration runs dry. You find it harder and harder to muster any enthusiasm for the work, let alone original ideas. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is regarded as one of the great American novels, but at one point its author despaired of finishing it.
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In his Autobiography, Mark Twain describes reaching a point in the story where he felt unable fy tank had run dry.” He abandoned it for two years and turned his mind to other things. When he eventually picked up the manuscript again, he made the “great discovery” that the “tank” of his imagination had refilled itself in the meantime, and he was able to complete the story. This discovery was a turning point in Twain’s writing career: he learned to watch out for the point in each subsequent book when his tank ran dry and to take a break before finishing it. Take a leaf out of Twain’s book. Look out for the telltale signs that your tank is empty, and use them as a cue to take a break and let your unconscious take the strain. Relax or apply yourself to a completely different type of project. You may not have two years to set your project aside if a deadline is looming, but even a short break can work wonders when you’re running low on inspiration.
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Creativity can be intense. Faced with the unknown, you may be scared of what you discover or reveal about yourself. Maybe your subject matter is painful, embarrassing, or downright weird. Whatever you’re trying to avoid, the only end product is procrastination. When I was a student, the novelist John Fowles spoke at my college. When somebody asked if he had any advice for young writers, he talked about feeling embarrassed about the sexual content of some of his novels when he imagined his parents reading them. In the end, he burst through the barrier by mentally shouting, “Fuck my parents!” as he sat down to write. Give yourself permission to write, draw, or otherwise express whatever comes out—on the understanding that you will not make it public, at least for a while. Privacy will make it easier to get the draft version done. Then take a break before you deciding whether you want to show it to an audience.