My third tip for what to do when you're staring at a blank page is a writing prompt that's especially good for visual thinkers.
Find an image that embodies your story somehow. It could be a photograph, a painting, a line drawing, or a sculpture. Anything visual. Have a look for something that inspires you online, in a gallery, in a magazine or coffee table book, or from your own photo album.
Once you've chosen your image, use your imagination to enter the scene. Then pick up your pen and start writing with all your senses. What are the sounds, smells, feelings, flavours, and sights? Write down as much detail as you can and then push yourself to write even more.
Do you ever sit down at your desk and not know where to begin? I found myself in that situation a few years ago and I needed a fix. I’d practiced meditation for many years as a way to relax, focus my mind, and work through problems. So I scripted and recorded this guided meditation, specifically with writing in mind. Now I’m sharing it with you. Just a few minutes of relaxed mental focus helped me get over writer’s block, unleash my creativity, and start writing. To begin the meditation, sit in a comfortable position, press play, and close your eyes.