Writer’s block is a terrible affliction. Try these methods for getting your muse flowing and your writing back on track.
- Set Realistic Goals
Unrealistic goals like writing a book in three days can leave you feeling frustrated and defeated. Instead, choose a more realistic, easily reachable goal like writing a chapter a day.
- Stop Writing
Sounds counterproductive, doesn’t it? It isn’t. Go for a walk. Watch a favorite movie. Play with a toddler. Do anything other than writing. When you come back to it, you’ll have a fresh eye and renewed inspiration.
Read your favorite authors. Read a blog on writing prowess. Read a book just for fun. ALL writers should be readers, anyway, and battling writer’s block is a great way to meet your reading goals.
- Write In A Different Medium
Do you normally write on a laptop, desktop or tablet? Try putting pen to paper. If pen and ink is your usual medium, try a computer. Take you tablet and keyboard to a local coffee shop or library and type away.
- Write In A Different Genre
Are you strictly nonfiction? Try taking a break from all the research and study involved and write fiction. The change in genre may inspire you!
If you’re experiencing writer’s block because of tiredness or boredom, get a good night’s sleep or indulge in a power nap. What are your favorite ways to overcome writer’s block?