Writer’s block is the nemesis of writing, and every writer comes across it every once in a while. This unavoidable ‘psychological coma’ freezes creativity and it is very frustrating to overcome. It can last for hours, and in some cases, years! Writer’s block is tricky, so don’t push yourself. Be patient and your imaginations will go running wild very soon.
Instead of standing back and letting this enemy of literature put a pause on your flow of words, we have rounded up 3 steps to help you get out of the friendzone. Sorry, penzone…
1. Let go of your emotions or take advantage of them
Sometimes, writers unknowingly induce writer’s block on themselves. Having negative emotions can hinder your ability to create. So push heartbreaks aside, or better still, write about your douchebag of an ex. Replace your ink with tears and create an awesome master piece out of whatever you are going through.
2. Read Read Read
Reading is one super effective way to get your keyboard tapping again. Were you working on a novel? Grab a book based on the genre you were working on and read. If that doesn’t do the trick, grab a couple more and readdd! Your mind is supposed to derive inspiration from reading other people’s work.
Also, check out the 10 novel writing guides listed here for extra inspiration.
Doodle! Make yourself write several words and sentences. They may not make sense; they actually aren’t supposed to at first, but soon enough, you’ll begin to see sense in the nonsense. Write, draw matchstick figures, chew on your pen; but no matter what you do, do not stop trying.
Adhere to these steps, and your pen will once more go back to kissing blank pages and leaving trails of awesomeness. When it does, ensure that you publish your master piece on OkadaBooks and if these steps do not work for you, please consult with your village people. Thank you.