6 Ways To Overcome Writers Block

6 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block

If you're a writer or creative, you may have heard about Writer’s Block and might have experienced it at some point. While some think it’s an excuse to not work, others consider Writer’s Block a real issue.

Need a little inspiration and don’t know where to start? Look no further!

If you’re a writer or creative, you may have heard about Writer’s Block and might have experienced it at some point. While some think it’s an excuse to not work, others consider Writer’s Block a real issue.

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.” ― Terry Pratchett

If I’m to be totally honest, ironically, I developed a slowdown in inspiration just writing this article. So, there you have it, you’re not alone. In fact, many professionals have been known to have writer’s block, including; Author F. Scott Fitzgerald, composer Sergei Rachmaninoff and even songwriter Adele*

“I think writer’s block is simply the dread that you are going to write something horrible. But as a writer, I believe that if you sit down at the keys long enough, sooner or later something will come out.”- Roy Blount, Jr.

 

Do the long blank stares and lack of concentration sound familiar? Not sure how to begin? And after scrunching up the 20th piece of paper, you still have no idea what you’re doing? Then you need to keep reading!

Writer’s Block is a condition that can alter your ability to create and complete work and as the name suggests its been known to mostly affect writers, but let’s face it even if you’re not a writer, you’ll understand the feeling of disconnection from tasks. The on-set of Writer’s Block can occur from stress, illness, low self-esteem, and personal pressures. With additional distractions thanks to technology, social media, and daily pressures our ability to stay focused is weakened.

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed and uninspired here are 6 ways to move past any creative blocks and stay focused on the goal.

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