Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Beat Writers' Block and Get Back to work



   
   Dreaded writers’ block. We’ve all been then. Hell, I’m going through it right now. Thanks goodness for this writing prompt from Blogher because ever since I took the weekend off to celebrate my birthday my mind has been in the clouds.

   I tend to go through this from time to time and it can last for a day or a week. Either way I can’t stand not being able to write when that’s all I want to do.

   I’ve read article after article on how to kick writers’ block and they all basically give the same advice. The way I see it is if the same people advice is given by several people it can’t be wrong. Can it?

Here are the 5 things I do to kick writers’ block…

   I keep a notebook handy at all times. When an idea for a blog post or any other writing project hits me I write it down. That way whenever I’m stuck for something to write I pull something out of my notebook and go for it!

   I’m always on line and to the untrained eye it may look like I’m procrastinating but in actuality I’m looking for inspiration. It’s called research. I love to read anything I can get my hands on but I’m also a visual person. I love to look at pictures on Instagram and Pinterest.

   There are those days when my notebook has no topics I feel like touching on and the Internet has nothing for me. When that happens I look for a good list of writing prompts and pick the one that best suits my mood.

   One piece of advice I was given made no sense at all until I tried it and it actually worked. When you're stuck and feel like you can't write that's the time that you really need to sit down and just write. Let the words just come to you. It doesn't matter what it is, just write and soon you won't be able to stop.

   So there you have it. When I’m experiencing writers’ block I chose something from my own list, see what’s going on online, find a list of writing prompts or I just write.


   When all else fails maybe you just need some time off to rest your brain. There’s nothing wrong with that either.




                                      NaBloPoMo November 2014

2 comments:

  1. I truly dislike writers block and as mommies we are more prone to getting it. Must be because we have a thousand and one things to worry about during the day that our minds just can't stay focuses, at least not fully. Thank you for the great tips on beating writers block.

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    1. You are absolutely right! Our minds are one so many other things it's hard to muster up that creativity!

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