Getting Rid of Writer’s Block

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It’s almost Friday and for some people that means motivation is at an all time [weekly] low. Unfortunately, work doesn’t always take Friday’s off so you have to find ways to break through writer’s block and get those writing juices flowing! So how do you do that once you realize you’ve been staring at your blank screen or piece of paper for hours? Easy!

 

  1. Get Up & Move– Take a walk, do some jumping jacks, or do a quick workout. Any thing that gets your heart pumping and blood moving will help.
  2. Take A Break– Sometimes the best thing you can do is to walk away from that project. Do anything other than try to write. The only key is to do something mindless so your brain can keep thinking in the background. Make a cake, doodle, read blogs related to that subject.
  3. Just Write– Pen to paper [figuratively or literally] and write. Don’t over think what you’re writing, that’s what editing is for. Now is the time to write whatever comes to your mind and allow the creativity to flow through you.
  4. Give Yourself a Deadline– It might help to know that there is an end in sight! Tell yourself you’re only working until x:xx or only for another hour. I bet you will find that after that set time you will have your creativity back and be a writing machine!

What about you? What do you do to get rid of writers block?

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One thought on “Getting Rid of Writer’s Block

  1. What a wonderful topic of discussion because this surely is something most bloggers go through – writers block 🙂

    I liked the ways you shared here, and while I do follow most of them when I get blank sometimes, I really believe that if you enjoy blogging and it becomes your passion with time, you have less of these blocks. I guess those who put up daily posts or every alternate days might be facing this problem.

    The key according to me lies in the fact that you should write when you are focused in your work. I don’t think your mind would turn blank then, or you wouldn’t know what to write. But I guess it differs from person to person too.

    Speaking of myself, I guess being a professional freelance writer and blogger – my work is to write! And I write a lot, whether it’s my blog posts, project work, or even replying to the comments on my blog (which are mini posts in themselves!) – all of that is writing. I never really get into such blocks, or perhaps my mind is always floating around with creative ideas that are just waiting to be penned down. However, when these is work pressure and pending projects etc., and when there’s stress all around – I do experience writers block, though it’s rare.

    Thanks for sharing these ways with us.

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