Writer’s block… Ah, we’ve all encountered that dreaded term before. It’s like a temporary death sentence. Okay, that’s an overreaction. But having writer’s block is bad. Well, at least that’s how I used to see it.
I can’t say I don’t experience moments of not wanting to or not being able to write because I still do (and they happen often). But I have found ways to make sure that I don’t stare at the wall or my blank word processor more than I actually write. Here are some of them.
Write about your interests
If you write for a certain beat or niche, this might be a bit more challenging. What I do if I’m not very interested in a topic is research about it. There’s something about learning something new that jolts the mind. It jogs up your brain.
Take a walk
Walk away from writer’s block — literally. If you’re a more active person, I’d suggest you exercise or do your usual fitness routine. If you’re more like me, walking is enough. Moving can help energize you. Going out can also help you get some time to breathe. A change in view (literally) is always nice and helpful when you’re stuck in a rut.