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20 Tips For Handling Writer's Block

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20 Tips For Handling Writer's Block
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You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block. After a hectic week you have time to write but when you sit down in front of your computer or pad of paper, nothing happens. Another time you may have started writing something and then the ideas and enthusiasm dry up. It can be so frustrating.

There is no single way of treating writer's block and at different times you may need different strategies. Here are a few ideas to try -
Just start writing anything. Don't think about it too much or analyse it. Don't correct anything but just try to get into the flow.
If you have been sitting in front of the computer, get out paper and a pencil or biro and try writing with that.
If you have a laptop, move it to another location. This could be another room or outside. Yes, you have the perfect excuse to head off to a cafe.
Try writing with coloured pens or borrow the kids' glitter pens if you like. Write on coloured paper or pretty stationery.
If you have been writing by hand change to the computer.
If you are on the computer you could try using a different font, perhaps something fancy and try a colour instead of black print.
If you have been trying to write an article, change to a poem, a few paragraphs of fiction or write a letter to a family member.
Look at some amazing photos.
Read some quotes.
Give yourself 30 minutes to browse Pinterest.
Go for a walk, train or bus ride or drive.
Go somewhere and take digital photos of anything and everything. Try different angles and take lots of shots without thinking too much. Look at the photos on your computer as soon as you get home.
Do some gardening.
Read something different from what you usually read.
Talk to somebody interesting who is likely to give you something to think about.
Play with your pet.
Take a shower.
Spend time on a hobby.
Try out a new recipe.
Take a nap.

Sometimes you need to relax so your brain can come up with some ideas or a different approach to a topic. If you have been putting lots of pressure on yourself you may need to lighten up. At other times you may be bored and need stimulation to get your creativity back. If you are tired that nap could do the trick.

With some of these ideas, even if you don't get inspiration to write something brilliant, at least you have cooked an interesting cake, improved your garden or made someone happy with that letter you wrote.


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Wow! Thank you Marie, this is sooo helpful :)
I'm glad you found the tips useful. When I have writer's block I sometimes go to a cafe that has a pile of magazines or newspapers. Often an article will give me some ideas or I come across a word or acronym I haven't seen before that inspires me. I note things down using the memo feature on my mobile or take a photo of a few lines of writing so I can refer back to it.
Hahahaha...don't believe u get writers block xxx Yes I photo snippets tooxxx
Thanks for your writing tips.I have written five or six nouns down and the five or six verbs next to each other look at my lists and then incorporate them at random into a sentences ?Eg Crowd for the noun The verb being carmalised Create the sentence The crowd carmalised at the riot and for me that created imagery and developed a form of prose . Lee
Thanks for sharing this idea. I will use it as a 'springboard' when trying to come up with something a bit new and innovative when composing poetry.
Fantastic Lee! Great idea xxx
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