So last week, Aaron Sorkin broke his nose because he was standing too close to a mirror going over some dialogue and totally head-butted himself.
I thought two things when I read this 1) That’s intense 2) I talk to myself in the mirror too!!
Now, this is a borderline crazy person thing to admit, but I think some of my best writing has come out of talking in the mirror. I talk as multiple people too. I think there’s something honest about looking at a human face and not a computer screen where you’re channeling something authentic.
I’m not sure how many writers do this, but I did it for years before I even realized it was a writing technique. I just thought I was a crazy person getting their thoughts out in a mirror.
It’s bizarre. It’s a strange way to escape, but some how I find myself being able to forget who I am by staring at who I am.
Not sure if it works for everyone, but you should try it. Go away from the computer and take a tape recorder or a pen and paper nearby in case anything is brilliant but mostly - just talk.