How To Get Out Of Writer’s Block

A writer’s biggest enemy is writer’s block.

This is the conclusive guide to get over writer’s block. If you do not wish to stare at a blank sheet of paper until you melt on your seat trying to put words out of your pen, then you will love these tips.

It is normal; this happens to the best writers.  Yet, it is not something you should walk away from and hope that your ideas would flow while you are running away from it.  In life, it is better to face your problems head-on, and the same is true with writing. 

So how do we deal with it?  Here are some writer’s block tips. 

First, know what your goal is with this piece.  It is hard to write without a target in mind.  Before you sit down to write, reflect on what your message to your readers is. Knowing what you want to achieve gives you a framework that will help you sort things out.

Second, remove all distractions.  It would be hard to think about what you should put on paper when so many things are distracting you.  

Third, get started.  You might be confused about this one, because we are talking about writer’s block, aren’t we?  What this means is to write anything; just put something off from your pen and into the paper. Being a writer means writing, so show up as a writer and not as an audience.  Which brings us to the next tip. 

Fourth, write whatever it is you have in mind.  You need not get it right the first time, or even the second time.  Unless you are not serious about writing, this art form really takes time to finish.  Do not get it right, you do not even have to try as there will be plenty of time to do that.  Professional writers edit, edit, and then finally, edit.  No piece of writing is ever coming out perfectly from your mind in an instant.  For some writers, this fear of jumping in causes writer’s block. They feel they have to get it perfect the first time, which is impossible. Just write what is on your mind.  Let it flow.  

Lastly, know that you are good enough to write.  After all, you are a writer who just happens to have a writer’s block.  

Coming up with the next idea can be hard, and everyone gets through some creative dead-end.  Just learn to leverage what you have as a writer. You can even get inspiration from the people you meet. So just be a writer and show up every day as one.

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