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As a writer or a content creator, you probably have been through many times when you felt you couldn’t write a word. Almost all people who work in this field go through writer’s block, they usually sit watching their screen for almost hours just to write one sentence or to just think of one idea.
If you usually go through the same situation, you have to know that waiting around for any inspiration might take a very long time. This is why, today we brought you 6 easy steps that you can follow to overcome this writer’s block.
What Is A Writer’s Block?
Writer’s block is when a writer or a content creator experiences the struggle of not knowing what to write and how to write it. People who struggle with writer’s block can also struggle with creativity block; in this state, a writer views ht blank paper as a challenge because it forms a huge stress on them since they are required to produce a piece of writing that meets the requirements and also unique.
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1- Feed Your Mind
You probably feel like you either can’t express your ideas or don’t even have ideas, the solution here is to recharge your mind. When you go through writer’s block, you usually feel like your mind is empty, therefore, you need to put information and material in it.
What you can try doing is reading many articles about the topic you want to write about, and watching movies or advertisements to urge your mind to think and start writing. This can be your source of inspiration and motivation to write
2- Free Write
Just write whatever you have in mind without paying attention to grammar or rules.
The goal of freewriting is to produce words and form phrases without judging, you’re just expressing yourself and your thoughts, so, don’t stop the process or judge your writing, let it flow and get it all out.
To get yourself ready for freewriting, sit in your favorite place, gather your writing tools, and set a certain timeframe to start and finish writing. This can help you organize your thoughts and motivate you to start on your actual projects.
3- Participate In Brainstorming Sessions
Sharing ideas and opinions will refresh your mind and give you something to write about.
The goal of participating in brainstorming sessions is to generate ideas and develop them together; it is almost like working on raw materials to shape them how you want. This session will help you think of many topics to write about and someone can even offer how you can write about this topic.
Even if the brainstorming session didn’t help you that much with generating ideas and topics, it will refresh your mind and energize you to start writing about something.
4- Create A Writing Schedule
Set a specific time for yourself dedicated only to writing and set a deadline.
For example, you can dedicate a certain time every day to write about something, over time, you will find your mind trained to be creative. Also, once you get used to it, you will find yourself writing as if you never had writer’s block.
5- Try Another Task
Sometimes writer’s block can happen when it comes to a specific topic, but you can find yourself writing about other different topics.
Check your tasks and pick another thing to write about, if you have a calendar that you work accordingly, then you can postpone an idea and start on another, this can make your mind work again. Completing other tasks can motivate you to finish the one you’re working on; little achievements can encourage you and refresh you to start writing.
6- Ask For A Break
If you tried the previous steps and still can’t write, you can request time off to energize yourself.
Taking a couple of days off will help you relax and calm down; taking the time to clear your mind can help you later on with writing, as sometimes stress and workload can affect you.
During this break, you can do different activities to recharge yourself and be full of energy again. Also, activities can be a source of inspiration to help you start writing again.
Put in mind that this is just a phase, with a few activities and rest, you will overcome it; it is a challenge just like any challenge you overcome before.