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How Writers Can Bounce Back From Burnout

After writing story after story, it’s easy to feel as if that final drop of creativity has been squeezed out. It’s not that you aren’t innovative — your brain just needs a break. So, instead of staring at that blank computer screen, think of a new medium to work in.

“I’ve definitely gone through phases in my career where I’ve written in one genre instead of another for a while just to get a break,” said Carly Milne, who has contributed to Glamour and Rolling Stone.

If you listen to your muse, whatever or whoever that muse is, she says, it’ll guide you wherever your talent can be best used at that time, even genres or opportunities you may not have considered before.

For more tips on how to pull yourself out of a creative rut, read How to Conquer Writer’s Burnout and Get More Creative.

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