10 Proven Ways to Destroy Writer’s Block
“’Writer’s block’ is just a fancy way of saying ‘I don’t feel like doing any work today.’” – Meagan Spooner
That’s just one of the many things that writers have said about writer’s block. It’s not real. It’s all in the head.
I don’t know about you, though, but there really are times when I feel like I have nothing. The ideas just won’t come, and even if I have a running list of topics, sometimes, the words just don’t make sense at all either. When all that comes out seems to be rubbish.
Even if other writers say there is no such thing, the chances are that you have had an encounter – or two – with writer’s block yourself. If that is that case, then this infographic will help you crush that block.
The visual was created by Now Novel, and it highlights 10 ways to destroy writer’s block.
While there are many suggestions online on how to do this, I think that this graphic provides ‘easy’ actionable tips that will get you through a tough writing period.
Here are the 10 tips, but go through the infographic so you can read the insights for each tip.
- Set a regular writing time.
- Read the writers you love.
- Read good books on writing.
- Take 5 minutes to just write.
- Create tangible goals.
- Write badly.
- Mix it up.
- Use mind mapping.
- Change location.
- Make writing dates.
I think I have done most of those things at least once when tackling writer’s block (especially writing badly!), but the ‘writing date’ is something new to me. I guess it’s because I like to be alone when writing.
What about you? Which tip do you think will help you destroy writer’s block best?
For me it’s an absolute necessity to write alone, unless I want to spend half n hour per paragraph. I get distracted quite easily, so isolating myself and finding a quiet space allows me to listen to my inner voice and creativity.
When I seem to be on a roll I KEEP writing too. I’ve found that once I’m in the zone, if I smash out a couple of drafts, within a few hours I’ve got the next few posts lined up. Usually on a weekend is best.
I’d have to agree with the ‘writing badly’ one! I’m the same!
Thanks for sharing the graphic, Noemi. Only came to my attention now. Great site for bloggers.