How do you overcome writer’s block?

This question has troubled humanity since the first caveman (and cavewoman) decided to draw pictures and create cave art to communicate.

But I have some useful and proven ways to overcome writer’s block.

Here they are:

  1. Try to answer this question: ‘Why do I have writer’s block?’ I know it might sound counterintuitive, but it can help you shed some light on the issue. Even if you start with ‘I don’t know,’ it can help you solve the problem.
  2. Read what you wrote and try to understand where the blockage came from.
  3. Get some rest, since the most common cause for writer’s block is fatigue.
  4. Make a list; break down what you want to write about into a list of smaller tasks. Smaller steps will help you look at your giant, impossible project from another perspective. For example, if you need to write a book, you might get immobilized. Remember that books are written one word at a time; one section at a time.
  5. Try to rewrite something you’ve already written. Rewriting will get you into the mindset of writing, and it will remind you that you are capable of writing. It’s like revving your motor.
  6. Start writing about anything; a grocery list, a to-do list from your spouse, anything that pops into your mind.
  7. Read something related to your topic, or even something unrelated to it, for inspiration.
  8. Do something that to shake up your mind and get you out of the blockage. Have a drink, go for a run, exercise, do something fun you like.

Remember that frequently writer’s block often comes from sitting down and looking at a blank cursor on your screen. Stressing over the need to write an email, sales copy or a book, and telling yourself ‘I have to do this’ won’t help you.

That stress only creates a sense of panic where you can’t think straight.

And here’s another secret: Sitting there, procrastinating, and thinking that you’re stuck and have a block becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Your subconscious will act like ‘Indeed, I’ve got writer’s block. So, I can’t do anything until it’s gone.’

Decide that you don’t have writer’s block and take action to prove it.

Bottom Line

Get your writing mode on and use the tips I mentioned above to overcome writer’s block:

  • Think about the cause of your writer’s block
  • Create a to-do list to keep you organized
  • Do something relaxing
  • Focus on what you want to write about, not on having writer’s block!

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