How to stop having Writer’s Block and start Writing again
Like any writer out there, I’ve had my bad cases of writer’s block. It’s a gruesome feeling to have – that nailed down sensation of staring in front of a blank sheet of paper. The most severe case is of hitting a deadline. It can never be a good thing, of not having to write down a single word, when the clock is ticking really fast. Even worse, is when writing is your bread and butter – you just need to get through this! Though there may be no fool-proof plan of overcoming this vile condition – some renowned writers have it bad, even lasting through years and decades – there are actually a few tips on helping get that pen down, and start jotting down those lost thoughts. So, if you’re in a pinch, and just want to write that badly, you may want to check these tips out:
Make Time, Transform Time
Give yourself time for writing. I mean, actually schedule yourself to write something in a given amount of time. Actually putting your schedule down on paper will help – after all, it’s something written, it’s a start! This will give you a conscious and a greater sense of urgency on getting things done.
Write, Write, Write Until it Bleeds (Actually, no bleeding required)
At your scheduled time, write something. It can be anything, even something as far-fetched from your required or chosen subject. Simply getting into the groove, will start the ball rolling. A common practice that most writers do is to simply “free write”. This is basically just writing anything that comes into mind. The important thing in this practice is on setting your mind on an activity – in this case, writing – and developing it into something feasible. You never know – what you’ve just written may apply or turn out into something great, something that can actually be considered as a masterpiece!
Read – Because everyone needs to Learn
Creative writers choose to let inspiration come to them. Fast-track this process by reading books. It can be anything – from fine literature to simple blog posts. As long as your eyes match and follow a trail of words, you’re soon bound to create your own line. Don’t worry if you get immersed in a story you’re reading – so much the better, you’ll be more conscious of form and grammar styles.
Having writer’s block is like being in a dark hole. But you can always see the top from within. Slowly crawl out of the pit with these simple tips. And make sure to keep an open mind, to let inspiration slowly creep onto you. Good luck on your writing, and hope it turns out to be something good!