How to Overcome Writer's Block
If you’ve been writing for a good amount of time, it’s likely that you’ve experienced writer’s block. So how do you overcome it? Here are some solutions that may work for you to overcome writer’s block.
- Write When You First Wake Up
- Have Fun
- Save Some of Your Ideas
- Write Before You Go to Sleep
- Work on Multiple Projects
To overcome writer’s block, freewrite. If you’re having trouble coming up with a specific topic or just can’t think of anything about your topic, just write about something you’re passionate about. Don’t worry about grammar or anything. It’s likely that no one will read it. But freewriting can get your creative juices flowing again.
This doesn’t need to be an intense workout. It can be a quick walk or a few jumping jacks. Exercising gets your blood flowing which can help your mind flow as well. You can also try yoga or meditating to relax your mind. Your mind can focus longer when you are relaxed.
Your mind feels a bit more free in the morning, allowing you to come up with ideas that you normally wouldn’t come up with. Dedicate the first couple of hours in the morning to writing and see what happens.
If you are stressing out about writing, then take a break. Hang out with a friend, go for a hike, read a book. Anything that you consider fun will work. This can help get you out of your writer’s block funk.
Some of the most famous writers use this technique. Don’t write until you can’t anymore. Always save some ideas or thoughts for the next time you sit down to write. A new day or time can make a huge difference when you still have ideas in your head.
Sit down to write 15-30 minutes before you go to sleep. If you run into a problem you can’t seem to get past, go to sleep. Your subconscious will help you come up with a solution and you will usually have the answer when you wake up in the morning.
If you are only working on one project, then the pressure is on for that one. Work on a couple at the same time. If you run out of ideas for one, you can work on the other. Hopefully switching between the two will keep you from experiencing writer’s block.
Using the techniques will make getting past writer’s block a breeze.