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Writers Block Makes Us Stronger

Updated on September 29, 2009

Writers Block Makes Us Stronger

I have been participating in the 30 Hubs in 30 days challenge, at least I was  until a few days ago when I went completely blank.  Now my hubs have only been a small part of my writing since I have about eight blogs that I also post to regularly but I hit a wall and was completely unable to come up with anything. Not for my hubs, not for my blogs, I was burned out.

In the meantime others were writing up a storm every time I checked my e-mail "Envoy" had another Hub and they were good too not just something thrown together to get 30 hubs  done. Well this was enough- I had to push through and put out another Hub.

What was I to write about? I could write about some math thing that would put people to sleep. Or maybe some trivia about a holiday. There are really a million potential subjects and I must be interested in about 50% of them. I could go to Google Reader.  This is a great way to get new ideas and get the latest information at the same time. In no time I had dozens of new ideas. 

So if you get writers block I recommend just start writing and you'll find an answer. Google Reader is a great source for new fresh ideas, but the problem is inertia.  "A writer at rest will stay at rest and a writer in motion will stay in motion." Now Newton didn't exactly say it that way but the concept works for me.

So all of you 30 Hubs in 30 Day Hubbers I'm back. Lets go for it!!


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    • GreenMathDr profile image

      GreenMathDr 7 years ago

      Just put one phrase followed by another and another and see what happens. I will never win any prizes but I enjoy writing hubs and there is something to be said for enjoying your self. I wish you luck- so start writing.

    • Eco_Ali profile image

      Eco_Ali 7 years ago from Central New Jersey ~Trenton/Princeton area


      Thanks for the insight. I've always been somewhat of a creative writer, even as a preteen when I used to bang out stories on the old Remington. But three years ago I had a bit of a melt down and now am on meds to keep my "mood stable" and I find that I cant think of ideas, cant formulate clever wafty sentences, dont even have the vocabulary I once had. So its refreshing to hear someone else's perspective on writers block. I just came to this HUB site a few days ago and I think it will be useful to getting me back into the groove again. Others have told me that if it was there once, its still there and its like riding a bike. I dont know about that, but I think you're right when you say to just start writing. Again, thanks for the insight and I look forward to hearing more from you.