Writers’ block can be a pain. It can make us writers feel like we are incompetent, lesser, and like we are losing the one thing that should just flow…words. I have been a victim of writer’s block many many times, so I have accumulated some helpful tips to help you push through writer’s block. If you’ve been faced with this problem, this post is for you!
My most favorite place to write is on my bed under my comfy comforter. Sometimes I enjoy having the window open to have some sunlight in or some soft music that will calm my mind and help my thoughts to just easily flow to my fingertips. This is not always 100% successful because distractions occur.
HERE ARE 6 TIPS TO FIGHT WRITERS BLOCK:
1. Turn your phone on do not disturb (or completely off).
We know ourselves enough to know that there will always be that one notification that we’ll keep checking and that one text message we have to answer. If you want to get serious brain juice flowing, it’s a must to turn the phone off or set it aside. You owe it to yourself to have a peaceful space to write without anyone bugging you.
2. Make it something you do on a regular basis.
Practice makes perfect, agree or disagree? We hear this saying so often, but never actually do it. 9 times out of 10, if you actually write every day, it will become easier and writer’s block would not take a toll on your mind. The greatest writers didn’t just wake up and boom they became great. You have to make your writing a priority. Read, gain knowledge, find inspiration outside and just write what you feel. Give yourself a daily time that can encourage yourself to write each day. Incorporating writing prompts can also help.
3. Get inspired, stay inspired, be the inspiration.
Easy. Read more.
Train signs or posters. Wall art. Newspapers. Read a thesaurus or dictionary and learn new ways to say things differently.
Visit museums. Take walks in the park. Sit under the sun. Take coffee shop visits. All these are ways to get inspired and stay inspired daily. Try it.
4. Find more ways to keep your readers/audience interested in your writing.
Are you changing your writing style? Are you still interesting to your audience? Are they even reading your work? These are all questions I have asked myself while having writer’s block and the only way to obtain an answer is to reach out to your readers.
Engage with polls.
Ask their opinions.
See what they like or are interested in.
Give advice, but also receive it too.
The ball is in your court as the writer, but the court is actually your audience. Don’t get carried away.
5. Crush your to-do lists first.
You can’t peacefully write knowing that you haven’t completely crossed out everything on your to-do list. It takes focus and dedication to write something worth your readers’ time and yours. So the best thing to do is get it all done before you sit in your quiet place to write. Your creative juices will flow way better after, trust me.
6. Set a specific time for writing.
Take the time to write.
Let your mind do the talking and your fingers do the writing.
Use a pen + paper. A book. A journal. Leave the computer/laptop alone sometimes.
++I hope this post was helpful. Have a beautiful day. XO MJ.