How To Overcome Writer’s Block: 25 Creative Tips That Work

Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.
–Charles Bukowski

Most writers will have trouble with writer’s block at some point in their lives. It’s inevitable.

Just because you aren’t working on it at the moment, doesn’t mean it has disappeared; just because you aren’t inspired by it now, doesn’t mean it has left you forever. 

You’re staring at the blank screen. Your brain is fried. You can feel a headache coming on. You know you should be writing, but… You can’t do this anymore. Your muse is gone. Your well of inspiration is empty. Finished. Your creative juices have run dry. You’re not just bored or tired. No, no. This is far worse: Writer’s block.

Common Causes of Writer’s Block

  • Fear & anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Timing

Top 20 Creative Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block

  1.  Step away from whatever you’re writing and do anything that’s creative
  2. Do freewriting.
  3. Move your body
  4. Eliminate distractions.(use Ommwriter)
  5. Write early in the morning.
  6. Go for a walk.
  7. Implement a writing schedule
  8. Don’t be too hard on yourself
  9. Take time off if you have just finished a project
  10. Set Deadlines and keep them
  11. Try writing exercises
  12. Re-consider your writing space
  13. Do something to get your blood flowing.
  14. Play.
  15. Change your environment.
  16. Read a book
  17. Listen to music
  18. Brew some coffee
  19. Create a routine.
  20. Spend time with someone who makes you feel good.
  21. Call an old friend.
  22. Brainstorm ideas in bullet points.
  23. Read some inspiring quotes to get you started.
  24. Start in the middle
  25. Remember why you started writing in the first place.

The possibilities are endless, but the movement is critical. You need to generate momentum to get out of your block.

Once you start pacing in a direction, it’s easier to pick up speed. And before you know it, your block will be a distant memory and you’ll be doing what you once thought impossible. You’ll be writing!

Happy Writing!

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