You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block. ~John Rogers
Writers block is a common phenomenon among writers. It’s the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing. The question was asked and the list was compiled from advice gleaned from a Book Writers’ forum. The ideas are simple and delightfully thought-provoking. Here I share 21 of the more exhilarating.
- Embrace it as gestation
- Listen to music
- Take a break or work on something else
- Go back to what inspired you first
- Change your scenery.
- Go for a walk
- Write something personal
- Read. Get motivated. Then go back
- Put the pen and paper down.
- Leave it alone and the ideas will come home
- Ask questions of your stories
- Try writing something different
- Take a shower. Let the water flow and the ideas will come
- Free write. Write about your day. Just write
- Ask another writer what they are working on. The change of focus will inspire you
- People who succeed as writers write
- Take a writing course
- Be in a group
- Write about writer’s block. Something will inspire
- Watch a movie
- Get physical. Go to the gym. Break a sweat
Did any of the above resonate? Can you add any? Do share! We would love to hear!