Overcoming Writer's Block
Are you having trouble getting through a writing assignment or getting the next best topic to explore further out of your head and onto a pad or paper? Sadly, Writer’s Block has reared its ugly head and is causing issues with reaching your goals.
On the bright side, you are not alone in this feeling. On the brighter side, Writer’s Block does not mean you are not a great writer, you are just stressed or have something on your mind. Another way to view Writer’s Block would be that you may not think of anything at the moment; find inspiration away from the pad.
Here are some steps on how to defeat Writer’s Block:
Writer’s Block is a myth: It’s all in your head. It doesn’t exist.
Random writing: Write random and useless things in order to get used to writing again. This will help you get ready to write what you really want.
Find inspiration: Look back at some of your favorite works. Remember or write what you enjoy about them and see how you can translate it into your own writing.
Step away from your work: The most important idea to remember- it’s okay to take a break from your writing. There could be a level of stress that could cause “the block” where you should walk away and come back to your work when you are refreshed and revised. Even writers need time to be revised.