Tips for overcoming ‘The Writer’s Block’

11 11 2009

Even the best of writers get ‘the block’ from time to time, so don’t feel disgruntled if it’s happened to you. In this post, I’m going to give you a few tips to getting over your writer’s block. Read on!

1. Switch Topics – If you are having problems with a particular topic, stop writing, and switch to a different one. Then go back in a little while and complete the one you got stuck on. Whatever you do, don’t forget about it though!

2. Take a break – Yes! Just stop writing completely. Having a walk outside for 5 minutes, have a bite to eat, or even going to make yourself a coffee should do the trick. If not, play some internet games for 5 minutes just to give your brain a bit more of a break.

3. Read – the obvious one, I know, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do it. Read about the topic you are writing about, and get some ideas. Obviously no copying!

4. Write a load of nonsense – just sit there, relax, and any words that come into your head, write them down. Might sound a bit absurd, but it does work. Have a look at what you’ve written once you’ve done, and see if that inspires any ideas.

5. Call your Mum – I can feel you all cringing already! Mums always know what to do when you’re in a pickle! No, seriously though, your Mum will usually have some good ideas. If you don’t want to talk to your Mum about it, call anyone else close to you that is usually full of ideas.

6. Research Online – There are probably thousands of blogs or websites out there that have lots of tips to overcome writer’s block. Go have a look, and see if you can find any that will suit you.

7. Get a hobby – writing all the time will probably reduce not only the quality of your work, but the productivity as well. A hobby will help free your mind of all your writing problems, and you can go back to them once you have finished your hobby for the day.

I hope you found some of these tips helpful, please leave me a comment if you have any more you would like to share with other readers.

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3 responses

3 01 2010
Reseller Hosting

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

4 01 2010
keepersacc

Thank you, I was looking through all my older posts the other day, and I have to agree completely!!

11 01 2011
Gina Henderson

I stumbled upon your blog and I believe I can provide additional tips to help eliminate Writer’s Block!

Writer’s block is when our conscious mind – that critical and analytical part of our brain – gets in the way of our subconscious mind – the creative and free-flowing part of our brain that speaks in images and symbols. After all, the subconscious is where our stories are birthed.

I have step-by-step instruction on how to unlock the subconscious on my blog and eliminate writer’s block. I hope it helps for anyone who runs into writer’s block.

Happy writing, everyone!!

That’s my two pence…
Arial 😉

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