One of the worst things for me as a writer, and especially as a creative writer, is the infamous case of writer’s block.
For those of you who do not know, writer’s block is basically the absence of ideas for a writing piece — whether it be for novels, songs, poems or even articles in a journalist’s case. The overarching question when it comes to writer’s block is, “What do I write?”
I find myself asking this question a lot with both my articles and my creative writing. For the past month and a half, I could not think of a single thing to write about. Then, it hit me. I thought to myself, “I’ll write about what’s been keeping me from writing.”
However, I am not here to just write about writer’s block. Over the years, I have learned a few tips and tricks on how to get back on my feet and start writing again.
The first tip I have is to just start writing. It does not have to be perfect. It does not even have to make that much sense. Just. Start. Writing. Slap your ideas onto a piece of paper or Word document. Get your hands moving, get your brain working and worry about the details later. I have found that this works a lot with my creative writing.
The second tip I have is to ask around for some ideas and build your own off of those. I cannot even begin to say how many times I have asked my boyfriend or my friends what I should write about. When it comes to asking for ideas, I like to build my own idea based off of those ideas. It is always good to ask for some help.
The third and final tip I have is simple: music. Music always gives me inspiration to write, especially anything fantasy-themed. Listening to music gets my brain moving and thinking of ideas. This really only works for me when it comes to writing stories, but it could be helpful in writing articles, too.
While these tips were rather short and simple, they can be very helpful when dealing with writer’s block. Get those ideas flowing, grab your laptop or a pen and get to writing.
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