Smashing Writer’s Block

What does it feel like to have writer’s block?

The blank page is mocking me:

You call yourself a writer, yet there is not one word on my surface.

My mind feels as blank as the page.  Maybe the creative section of my brain went on a vacation without telling me.

How do you break free from writer’s block?

The best way to break free from this misery is to start writing.

  • Write whatever comes to your mind
  • Write random words
  • Make a list (favorite books, people you know, childhood memories, things you need to buy at the store)
  • Describe something you can see.  Write about how it looks, feels, and anything else that may help in the description.

Writing is the best way to smash through a writer’s block.


Writer’s Block

I love to write, but sometimes I just look at a blank page.  Writer’s block can be annoying.  Unfortunately, it is a part of being a writer.

Tips on overcoming writer’s block:

  • Spend time reading.  If you want to be a good writer, this is a prerequisite.
  • Relax and write down anything that comes to mind.  Writing junk is better than not writing at all.
  • Visit local museums, parks, events, art galleries, or other local places of interest.  Getting away from your desk and into the real world is a great way to find topics to write about.
  • Find a new and different location to write (coffee shop or library for example).  Sometimes a change of scenery is just the thing to get your creative juices flowing.