10 Ways To OverCome Writer’s Block!
Have you ever sat down at your desk ready to write up an awesome story or blog post and suddenly, blank.
You can feel all inspiration leaving you and you become about as blank as a white board. It’s super frustrating and you feel like a sudden failure.
I am about to show you how I have overcome the dreaded Writer’s Block!
Now you might be saying,
“How am I supposed to just suddenly get over this?”
Here are 10 easy ways to get over the horrible Writer’s Block and start writing your next story!
Set up a regular writing time.
Now if you are anything like me you have a certain time where inspiration seems to flow like a river into you. For me, it’s at night when everything is quiet and I am alone. If it’s raining, well, that’s just an awesome bonus!
All you have to do is think about when the best time for you is and try to write during those hours.
Read Books From Authors You love.
I get some inspiration just opening up a book from an Author I love.
Not only do you get to enjoy the story and just relax but you can also see how they form words and paragraphs.
You can see how the character interacts with their world and what prevents them from succeeding.
Also, a little Fanfiction never hurt anyone, right? HaHa!
Set A Timer And Just Write Without Thought.
I find if I really am stuck and can’t think of anything then I just set a timer and start writing.
Sometimes what blocks you is the fear of what other’s will think of your story. Or maybe it’s the constant editing that slows you down?
Just try writing without stop and see what it brings you!
What better way to overcome Writer’s Bock than to set up small goals for yourself?
If you can think of something tiny that you want to work on and complete before a certain time then complete it then you will find that you’ll feel better about yourself.
If your block is from fear then believing in yourself will get rid of that terrible block!
Now I know what you must be thinking with this one,
“Why the heck would I want to write badly?!? That’s what I’m trying to avoid!”
But just hear me out.
Usually fear is one of the main things that holds people back from succeeding and that fear comes from you thinking no one will like your content or that they’ll judge you based on your bad grammar.
Here’s how to overcome that,
That’s it. Easy huh?
The more you allow yourself to make mistakes in your draft the better you’ll feel.
Because you’ll see the world doesn’t end when you misspell a word or that you forgot to add that comma.
You’ll see that you can just edit it out, that’s the beauty of a draft. It’s for your eyes only.
Mix It Up!
If you’re still stuck at this point then try this simple step. Just mix it up! If you always write about Romance then try to write about Action.
Sometimes writing something other than the norm can trigger inspiration and really flare up your writing.
Go ahead and give it a shot!
Change Your Location.
Sometimes when you’re really stuck you have to branch out and try something new. Maybe your bedroom just isn’t doing it for you when it comes to writing.
Maybe sitting outside and feeling that light breeze will be what helps you overcome that block. Try changing up where you write.
“The idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me is just bliss.” JK Rowling.
Make Writing Dates.
If you just got asked out on a date with a hot guy/girl, you probably wouldn’t miss it for the world. So make a date with writing.
Set up a time and place where you’ll bring your “date” and sit him/her down at the park and start typing away at that keyboard. Romance that laptop until the love pours from your fingers and onto that page.
Listen To Music.
Nothing gets me writing more than a great song as I type. I am listing to music while writing this! Nothing sets the mood better than a good song.
Need a tone for your scene? Is it action? Great! there’s a song for that!
Romance? Wonderful songs for that tone too!
Some of my favorites are:
Leave Out All The Rest by Linkin Park,
Say Something by A Great Big World,
Fallen Angel by Molly Svcrina,
Given Up by Linkin Park.
Just some examples of the themes these songs might give you.
Go Into Nature.
Sometimes just leaving that laptop behind and going for a nice walk into a beautiful forest will provide you with many ideas on what scenes could be made in that setting.
What better setting for a murder than a forest?
Or maybe you can write about a woman getting lost and having to survive out in the woods until she can be rescued?
Many ideas rest in a quiet forest!
Hope that helped you overcome that Writer’s Block and push you into that next story!
Now get out there and start writing!