The Myth of Writer’s Block

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As a writer, have you ever felt asking yourself questions like:

“What should I write about today?”

“Why don’t I feel like writing anymore?”

Writer’s Block can be termed as a situation where a writer’s creative flow comes to a sudden halt. The writer feels stuck and unable to create something new.

Don’t worry. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath.

Writer’s Block is not a disease that has a drug associated with curing it. It is an imaginary wall of resistance created by our minds.

So, the million-dollar question remains. How can one get out of this pit of inertia?

Write and Keep Writing

Your words need not be aimed to touch the thresholds of perfection. It need not make sense. Just let your letters move during this challenging time. Give yourself a chance to win over the mind block.

“You never fail until you stop trying.”

— Unknown

Start Fresh

Is your current work stuck in a crisis? Why not try writing a short story. A little personal experience. An article. A poem. Forcing yourself to continue doing something that brings you pressure does NO good.

Introspect

Suppose the Writer’s Block lingers on and affects other aspects of your life. Take a step back and ask yourself, “Is writing actually my thing?” Just because you think that writing is cool, writers are creative does not mean it is your bread and butter. Not everyone is gifted equally in articulating ideas into words. Seek your true purpose and calling.

Break the Monotony

The significance of this point cannot be stressed enough! Spending your time predominantly on a single activity like writing can take a critical toll on your mind and well-being. Get out of the rut and try exploring other pleasures of life. Travel. Workout. Read a book. Watch a good movie. Do a part-time job.

Let your creative juices return organically!

The self-created barrier will vaporize gradually once you decide to give your mind the chance to wander randomly!

“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”

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