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 — Overcoming ‘Writer’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