Monthly Archives: January 2017

How to Shake off Writers Block

9For a writer there is nothing more annoying than writers block. It is a foregone conclusion that every writer has had their fair share of struggles with writers block. Have you ever experienced this? You feel as if you are ready for anything, you just got coffee and you sit down to write. You get comfortable and start typing the first sentence of your work. Everything feels right, the weather is beautiful and the story is moving smoothly, then out of nowhere you lose your train of thought. Everything goes blank and you can’t seem put a sentence together. You my friend, unfortunately have writers block. But worry not, writer’s block can be overcome through a number of ways.

  1. Find the root of your writer’s block

The cause of your writers block may be due to a number of reasons.

  • Stress- You may be coping with something while you are trying to write. If you are you should try to clear your head first or at least try to relax before you even try writing again.
  • Fear- Many writers struggle with being afraid, with putting their ideas (and themselves) out there for everyone to see and critique. Fear is a major reason some writers never become writers.
  • Perfectionism:You want everything to be just right before you ever put pen to paper or touch a keyboard. You try to get it perfect in your head and never do, so you never begin.
  1. Get a change of scenery

The cause for your writers block may be due to a feeling of confinement within your writing area. You can have the coziest writing nook in the world, but staying indoors too long can drive you stir crazy, so it is a good idea to go out and enjoy the morning breeze. You can also try going for a walk or a jog to get the kinks out of your system. You could also go out with friends or at least have a conversation with a friend as a refreshing exchange of ideas.

  1. Read a book

Although it may seem counterproductive, reading a book to get rid of writers block is actually very effective. By reading a book that has no connection with your work you are given a refreshing new perspective on things.

  1. Listen to music

I also recommend listening to music to get back the writing groove. There is no better way to write than to listen to Beethoven’s work or Kenny G’s incredible jazz pieces. Music is well known to inspire feelings of creativity and innovation and is perfect for any potential writer.

  1. Read inspirational quote

One reason for writers block is the loss of the creative spark, the impulse to create good literature. And there is no refresher better than reading inspirational quotes. They could be about writing or just about anything as long as they are uplifting and compels you to never give up no matter what.

  1. Write and write some more

As effective as the other ways may be, nothing is better than this tip. The truly best way to overcome writer’s bock is to write and continue writing. It is a difficult prospect at first but writers block is not a technical problem. It is mostly an emotional problem. So the best way to truly overcome writers block is to just fight through the frustration and keep on slogging through. In many ways overcoming writers block is all about finding inspiration in the worst creative situations. Overcoming writers block is to find inspiration once again.