Writing 101: Today’s Lesson: Overcoming ‘Writer’s Block’

Writer’s Block — A writer’s worst nightmare, right?  I know nearly everyone has heard of ‘Writer’s Block’, but for anyone who may not know; ‘Writer’s Block‘ is when a writer hits a major drought, and literally becomes unable to return to his or her normal writing routines without a great deal of difficulty.  That’s right, you guessed it. . .Week 4, is just what that title says — OvercomingWriter’s Block‘.

WRITING 101:  TODAY’S  LESSON:

OVERCOMING  WRITER’S  BLOCK

As mentioned, ‘Writer’s Block‘ is a formidable adversary for writers, and it usually wins in one-0n-one combat, but there are a few ways to beat it, and I stress, a few.  So, with that said, let’s take a look at em’, shall we?

METHOD 1:  FORCE  YOURSELF  TO  WRITE:

Many writers including myself, find that the most effective way to overcome ‘Writer’s Block‘, is to simply force yourself to write.  Forcing yourself to write can be a tricky thing to do; if you try to hard, you’re just gonna push yourself deeper into your bout with ‘Writer’s Block‘.  On the other hand, if you don’t push yourself enough. . .you won’t overcome it — But like I said — It’s usually the most effective way to overcome ‘Writer’s Block‘. . .Yeah, sucks, don’t it?

METHOD 2:  WAIT  IT  OUT:

The second most common way to overcome ‘Writer’s Block‘, is to wait it out.  I’ve also tried this way a few times as well, and I’ve found it’ just not for me.  ‘Writer’s Block‘ isn’t something that has a set timeframe of duration; it could be as short as 1 hour or 1 day, or as long as 1 month or more, so if you decide to wait it out, just know that the wait is for an indefinite period of time.

METHOD 3:  RELAX  YOURSELF:

Another way, which I haven’t tried too often, is to relax yourself, and set the atmosphere for writing.  Get somewhere quiet and peaceful, and do whatever it is that relaxes you and clears your mind. . .And start writing!

Well, once again, thanks for reading, and your support, it’s always appreciated!

— F. Kenneth Taylor

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