I have a new guest post up on the okadabooks blog. It is titled 5 Tips For Overcoming Writer’s Block. If you have been struggling to write for a while, then you probably want to read this post.
It’s one thing to know how to create interesting stories. Writing them in a creative way is a different matter. In this post, I discussed the problems writer’s face when they are trying to write and tips that can help them overcome the problem of writer’s block.
Here’s a snippet of the post.
Think about it: you are on the wrong side of the deadline and you desperately want to write that story or poem or essay but the words won’t come. Every single line you have typed in the past thirty minutes doesn’t make any sense at all. You have probably hit the backspace button a thousand time already. Five thousand lines of trash, summarily deleted.Other causes of writers block include::
- Wrong Timing: The idea probably needs more time to crystallize in your mind. If the writing sounds forced, then it’s a sign that it isn’t the right time to write that story. Try something else. Give the idea time to blossom. I will suggest more tips in my list.
- Anxiety: Most writers struggle with anxiety and fear. While some have a healthy dose of fear, others allow themselves to be crippled and numbed by this emotion. Creativity flourishes where there is little or no fear. Get rid of your doubts. Try not to worry about things you have no control over. How can you accomplish this feat? I’ll share a few tips in my list below.
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What do you do when you can’t write? Tell us in the comments section.
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