How to Beat Writer's Block

A Full Time Author's Best Tips for Reviving Your Motivation to Write

5/27/20242 min read

Writer's block is one of the toughest obstacles a writer can face. It's okay, Sometimes the well of creative inspiration can run dry. It happens to the best of us.

However, as much as we try to remind ourselves that writer's block is a normal and temporary affliction it can still be incredibly frustrating and discouraging.

But don't fret! There are ways to overcome writer's block and revive your creative flow relatively quickly, Without further ado, here are my best tips for overcoming writer's block as a full-time author.

Take a Break

Sometimes in order to see something in a new light, you have to take a step back from it. This is especially true when it comes to writing.

There will be times when you have looked at your story or piece of writing for so long that you start to get sick of it. This can be exceedingly frustrating and can definitely kill your creative flow, at least temporarily.

When this happens, the best thing you can do is take a break from that particular project.

Taking a walk.watching some YouTube. reading a book, or even working on a different project can rejuvenate your creativity

As helpful as taking a break from your writing project can be, it's important not to rush this process. Take as much time as you need and don't stress about returning to writing.

Do Some Writing Exercises.

Feeling stuck on your current writing project? Try a writing exercise!

Bref writing exercises can really help you when you are stuck on your writing project.

It doesn't have to be too complicated or take too much time. Just a ten-minute prompt that can be found in various places online or some stream-of-consciousness journaling can do wonders for your creative flow.

One of the best writing exercises for creativity that I have found is Morning Pages as seen in the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.

The process is simple. When you first wake up in the morning, write an entire page of stream-of-consciousness writing. Spill whatever comes to your mind onto the paper without casting judgment on it.

After you are finished, fold up your page and put it in a sealed envelope to be open in a few week's time. You will be shocked a the genius you might find there.

Rearrange Your Workspace

Sometimes, changing your environment can be just what you need to clear your creative blog.

One of the easiest and most accessible ways to do this is to rearrange your writing space.

Try to move things around on your desk in a way that helps you bring you calm and focus

Rearrange the cute knickknacks behind your computer or put a zen sand garden at the edge of your desk. Make your workspace feel fresh and new. This will be very helpful in helping you find new inspiration for your writing.

Another thing you can do to freshen up your workspace is find a new place to write.

Go to a library or a coffee shop to write, Or if you can't do that try writing in a different area of your home.

You'd be surprised by how much of a difference this will make in helping you overcome your writer's block.

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