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The Cure for Writer's Block -

Updated on August 7, 2014
This guy tells it like it is.
This guy tells it like it is. | Source

There’s really nothing worse than writer’s block. Well, there are worse things, but there’s probably nothing quite so frustrating. Unfortunately, the only way to “cure” writer’s block is – funnily enough – to write. But how on Earth do you write when you don’t have anything to write about? It’s a pickle, no doubt about it.

The answer lies in writing anyway. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what to write about. All you have to do is write a few pages about whatever comes into your head. Don’t edit it, don’t censor it. Just write.

750 words can help you with this. It's a great tool to encourage you to write. In fact, it might be the cure for writer's block.

Clean, simple, distraction-free.
Clean, simple, distraction-free.

In a nutshell, 750 words is a website which helps you write by encouraging you to jot down 750 words (about 3 pages) every day. The idea is that writing like this will force you to dig into your subconscious a bit. It gets the creative juices flowing, as it were. You can tell the site to send you a reminder every day at a given time so you'll remember to write your 750 words.

Writing earns you points, and the more often you write, the more points you get. This helps you get into the habit of writing regularly – points are surprisingly good motivators.

The site saves your work as you write, so you don’t need to worry about a brilliant idea being lost by accident.

Signing up for
Signing up for

To use, simply go to the webpage. You’ll be able to log-in through several different accounts. You’ll then be given the option of receiving e-mail reminders every day at whatever time you like. This is of course optional, but it might be worth trying. You can always cancel them later.

Once you’ve registered, you should receive an e-mail with a verification link. Click on that link, and you’re ready to write!

Thank you for taking the time to read this hub. I hope you found it useful.

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    • Nesbyte profile image

      Nesbyte 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Deb Welch, thanks for commenting. Yeah, I know the feeling. Most of the time I find writing pretty difficult.

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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      I will visit this website - thanks for the Tip. I need help sometimes - it always is slow going for me. Useful Hub and Interesting. Thanks.

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      Nesbyte 5 years ago from UK

      I'm not great at using it regularly i.e. the way you're supposed to, but I use it from time to time, especially when I'm at a loss for what to write. I think it's very helpful, since you can basically just write random stuff and see what gems you come up with. I've never written a hub there, but I've written stuff that's led me to write one.

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      peachpower 5 years ago from Florida

      Ha. This is awesome, and in good company with the question I had today... Do you use the site, and if so, have you found that it is actually helpful- or does it mirror facebook and suck you into another world wide vortex? I mean, have you been able to translate your work from that site to this one, or does it fall under the 'previously published' conundrum?

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      comp3820 5 years ago from Michigan

      Very good idea - it might help cure more than writers block. I'm going to try it to see if it can cure my laziness!