Writer’s block is an inevitable part of the life of every writer. When your thoughts turn into words on paper and those words turn to mush, you are left with no creativity and a grand desire to give up.
It’s the writer’s block – a power that can bring any great writer down. Even the best of them.
Trust me, I know what I’m talking about. No matter how great the benefits of freelance writing have been for me, I still have to go through this more often than you can imagine.
But, before I go into some tricks for fighting off a writer’s block, let me tell you a bit about it.
The Terrifying Truth about a Writer’s Block
A writer’s block is the worst enemy of a writer. It can
If you thought that you are such a great writer that you can never lose motivation or productivity, think twice. The greatest writers in the world have struggled with the ‘writer’s disease’ – a block that sucks your motivation and make you lose your way.
Why is this, you might wonder? The reasons can vary, but some of the most common ones are fear, bad timing, the constant desire to achieve perfection, and finally – the writing spot.
Yes, something as simple and silly as the spot where you write can cause you to stop writing.
But, don’t despair. This is no reason to turn your back on writing. In fact, seeing how common it is, it is safe to say that it happens to the best of us. A writer’s block does not make a person a bad writer. It makes them unable, at the moment, to find the best way to share their thoughts with the world.
After all, it is one of the hardest things to do. It takes a masterful mind and a creative hand to turn a thought into words that people can use to get inside the writer’s brain.
How to Break Through a Writer’s Block
This is a delicate matter and there isn’t a single answer that applies to all writers. Seeing how all writers have their own fears and reasons for a writer’s block, their victories will require a unique approach.
Still, I’m glad to have come up with some very creative solutions that writers can use to fight this issue. Here are the ones that have worked wonders for me:
- Take a break. Go for a walk. Take a cup of coffee. Basically, do anything you can to get away from your writing. As far away as possible.
- Get rid of the distractions. If you are distracted too often, whether it is by the sound of your phone or the people in your home, get rid of all that. Find a quiet spot, turn off the phone, tell the people to go away.
- Change your writing spot. There is such a thing as a perfect writing spot. Find yours.
- Read a book. Books are known to boost motivation and help people build their writing skills.
- Do some freewriting. Write about anything that comes into your mind. Don’t stop to look for errors. Write it down, then toss it in the trash.
You have endless possibilities to fight off a writer’s block. Test a few and see which one works well for you. Remember – your tool against a writer’s block won’t always work. It’s your main task as a writer to keep those creativity juices flowing.