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7 Tips to Beat Writer's Block

#1. Write about Writer's Block

By TestPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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7 Tips to Beat Writer's Block
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Perhaps you are looking to write a story, but you are unsure of where to start.

Maybe it's best to wait for a while, but then you end up waiting too long.

You could be afraid that the words won't flow as you want them to, or that your work simply won't turn out the way it's supposed to.

On the other hand, you might just be completely out of ideas.

Fortunately, there are many ways to beat writer's block.

1. Write about Writer's Block

I woke up this morning with no idea what to write, so I figured I'd just cover writer's block.

This article is also to help myself, to be honest.

Sometimes, an article, short story, or poem about this 'ailment' can help you push yourself to start writing, and it could also allow other wordsmiths to relate.

It might even aid them in penning their next story.

2. Try a Mind Map

I love mind maps.

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Mind maps can help you come up with ideas for what you want to write.

You can put one subject in a bubble, and then connect it to another related subject.

For example:

Writing--> Writing Advice--> Writer's Block

Sometimes, this can help you get the ball rolling.

3. Writing Prompts

If you pen fiction, there are often a myriad of writing prompts that can help you with your next story.

Vocal has a lot of them. You can find them under the "Tips and Guides" section of the "Resources" section.

4. Just Start Writing Something

Just writing something can often get you somewhere. It's amazing how quickly a story can be created.

That being said, this can be more difficult if you write in a specific niche.

Nonetheless, it can help you get in the groove of your work, so to speak, so you can then hone your piece.

It's worth a try, after all. This has actually helped me plenty of times.

5. Seek Outside Inspiration

If you are really stuck, that might be a sign that you need to seek outside inspiration: Perhaps you should read short stories or a novel you're enjoying. Maybe it's time to examine some poetry or watch a movie.

Whatever the case may be, doing this could help you craft your story.

6. Create an Outline

You might have ideas that are the beginning of a story, but they could be disorganized. I know that's how it is for me sometimes.

If that is the case, you could consider creating an outline. This can help you organize your thoughts and see if you have a cohesive storyline.

If you don't, you might have something good if you just change a few elements here and there.

Sometimes, all you need is a beginning, without the pressure of even starting a rough draft.

7. Take a Break

Finally, you might just need to take a break and go for a walk or work on another creative project. Sometimes, ideas will only come to you once you start doing something else.

I know this has helped me many, many times. There's something about detaching that seems to help you feel more inspired. Maybe that's because you are putting less pressure on yourself, at least for a little while. I've also heard many writers say that moving their bodies is especially beneficial.

Hopefully, these tips are helpful. We all struggle with writer's block sometimes, so much so that the coin has been termed and is now quite mainstream. That being said, there are many ways to beat this 'ailment."

All it requires is a bit of determination and persistence.

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