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I’ve said the dreaded words… “Writer’s block.”
It’s plastered across the internet as this piece of time where the creative juices stop flowing, your brain freezes, and none of the words on the page make any sense. Which yes, it is. But it’s also this moment where the doubt creeps in. It doesn’t take over, but it’s enough to make you hesitate.
I have writer’s block at least twice a week. Sometimes it’s caused by overworking my brain (taking five writing classes a semester can do that), or it randomly hits me. I’ve been lucky not to have a week-long struggle or month-long conflict.
Since no one person is the same, I don’t have a fix-all. Still, in the hopes that what works for me might work for you, here are 3 tips to break through writer’s block:
Pinterest is the home of many ideas, including everything from quotes to blogs. It’s a great place to scope out inspiration for your pieces. You’ll be able to read what works and what doesn’t, what you can connect with, and what pushes you away.
Depending on the topic, you might find guides that walk you through what to write. You shouldn’t copy the piece or paraphrase your entire article, but giving credit to your inspiration builds their traffic and yours – give credit where credit is due, the karma will come around.
It might be overused, but it’s effective. Taking a break to cure writer’s block is a tried and true practice that refreshes the brain and lessens the stress. I take breaks by
Would you reach out and help someone if they were struggling with writer’s block? Yes? I know I would. I always reach out to other writers when I get stuck! You shouldn’t feel ashamed; I’m sure almost 99% of writers have gone through the same thing.
I have joined 10+ Facebook groups to build a support system to reach out to in moments like those. I post the topic or general subject and ask for a nudge in a new direction. It’s amazing how many responses I receive!
Breaking through writer’s block is hard if you need help writing your next blog or writing copy for your website – shoot me an email, I’d love to help!