Often the effect is just to defamiliarize the text, so you see it differently.
If writer’s block still persists and the words elude you, take a break.
Either way, you should try to work steadily on the Note so as to avoid losing momentum and focus.
While some may have a greater facility for language than others, there is nothing natural about good writing. To practice without models of good writing is, however, pointless.
This piece of advice is owed to a former mentor who repeated it as a mantra.
Whether you are a whittler, a refiner, or somewhere in between, we often fall in love with our own prose, unable to let go of a snappy sentence or an ingenious turn of phrase.
Others are “refiners” who write just a few sentences or a paragraph and then revise and polish it to perfection before moving on.
Similarly, you may have a natural rhythm when it comes to the time of day when your writing seems to flow most easily.
Advice on writing is easily dispensed but difficult to follow.
This is largely because writing requires enormous discipline.