Ahh, writer’s block. When your imaginary friends no longer want to speak to you and your words won’t come. How do you overcome the difficulties of writer’s block? I have the answers because as a published author, every once in a while, I go through writer’s block.
What are some of the ways I overcome writer’s block? Well, the first thing I do is think about what could I write about that could inspire and educate others as well based on my life experiences, and I make a list of five things I feel comfortable writing about.
The second thing I do to get rid of my writer’s block is going on a vacation or a “staycation.” Sometimes, to get inspired in your life as a writer, you need to get away or make your home “vacation-friendly.” If you’re stuck on writer’s block, it’s essential that you take a break from your everyday life. Sometimes, to inspire yourself, all you need is a little breather.
The third thing I do to get my creative mind flowing is think about the people that have influenced my life in either positive or negative ways. I think about how those people being in my life has taught me important lessons and how could I help others by writing an article about what they taught me. I also sometimes write about them in my notebook or keep them in mind as character ideas for my future books. To get out of writer’s block, think about the people who have influenced you.
The fourth thing I tend to do when I have writer’s block is listening to Jane Austen’s audiobooks along with Nicholas Sparks’ books and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books since I see these three authors as heroes. Reading or listening to your favorite authors’ books can help get your creativity flowing.
The fifth thing that helps me overcome writer’s block is talking to my mom. because She’s my best friend my hero as well, since she lifts me up. When I feel like my writing isn’t going well, she always reminds that everything will be OK. Talking to your supportive family and friends can help get you out of writer’s block.
The sixth thing I do to get rid of writer’s block is watch Walt Disney movies. My favorite movie to watch when I’m having writer’s block would have to be Before The Walt because it describes that even Walt Disney struggled to make his dream come to life. Watching your favorite inspiring movies can help you out of writer’s block.
The seventh thing that helps me gets rid of writer’s block is watching Nickelodeon’s Doug. It that always seems to help me with writer’s block because I’ve always felt like I could relate to Doug’s life. Watching a relatable T.V. show is a great way to get out of writer’s block.
The eighth thing I do to get rid of writer’s block is opening up my word processor and writing random thoughts or ideas for poetry. Writing down any creative ideas you have can help you feel more creative when you’re in the middle of writer’s block.
The ninth thing I do to get rid of writer’s block is going swimming. Swimming clears my mind and gives me new ideas. Doing your favorite exercise can help you find the creativity to write something amazing. I hope this article gives you everything you need to get rid of your writer’s block. Happy writing!
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Originally published on unwritten