All writers will face the dreaded writer’s block, the bane of any writer’s existence, from time to time. It can lead us down the road of procrastination, or, worse yet, we may fear we will never be able to write again. So what can you do about it? Read on for 3 tips to find inspiration and get back on track with your writing:
1) Walk it off.
Exercise is mentally beneficial as well as physically beneficial. Getting out and getting fresh air can help clear your mind of all the clutter that builds up throughout the day. And the change of scenery might even spark creativity. After all, many a writer has been moved by the wonders of nature.
2) Write it down right away.
Keep a small notebook handy or make use of the notepad function on your smartphone. Either way, you won’t have to worry about losing another great idea because, by the time you get around to writing it down, you’ve forgotten it. You might also want to keep a notepad on the nightstand for those moments of brilliance that inevitably occur as you’re drifting off to sleep at night or resurfacing from dreams in the morning.
3) Talk it out.
Brainstorming ideas with other writers or even just talking about your writer’s block with friends or family can help you break through the isolation and anxiety of writing troubles. Trust me, you are not the only writer who worries that, eventually, the well of creativity will run dry. Getting out of your head and into conversation can motivate you to take a fresh approach to the task at hand.
Now that you know you’re not alone and you know how to break through writer’s block, you can get back to writing your blog, essay, article, book, or poetry.