On Writer’s Block (And How to Kick It’s Butt)

It’s big, it’s bad, it’s mean. It’s writer’s block. Simply defined as: the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. Why is it that our minds can sometimes be completely incapable of brainstorming? Here are some quick easy tips to fight the beast and be the best writer you can be!

  1. Go Outside

What’s more inspiring than the great outdoors? Whether it’s a run in the park, a walk through the woods, or even just a quick trip to your backyard, nature is a great way to spark your creativity.

2. Create Your Own Writing Space

Switch up your environment. This can be anywhere, a small nook in your bedroom, your local library, or a desk space in your house. You can fill this space with your favorite writing quotes, some pens and paper, journals, etc.

3. Get inspired

Quotes about writing are my absolute favorite. They can serve as both motivation and inspiration to write.

“You only fail if you stop writing” – Ray Bradbury

“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all” – Charles Bukowski

4. Search for Writing Prompts Online

These small questions, sentences and ideas can be enough to ignite an entire story. Made to be open ended, writing prompts can go in any direction you’d like. With the help of the internet, you can easily access thousands of writing prompts. Also made readily available are daily writing challenges.

5. Just Write

How do you cure writers block? You write. Scribble down words on a paper and see what happens. This goes hand in hand with the Charles Bukowski quote mentioned above. The beauty in writing is, it doesn’t have to be perfect, and you can always go back and revise. Always put everything you have into it, and I can promise you, something great will happen.

 

 

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