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‘.



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?


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?


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.


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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