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When you cannot think of what to write

Updated on August 7, 2012

Have you ever had moments when you are writing and you stop right in the middle of what were writing because you forgot what you were going to write down? I've had that happen to me many times,especially when I was going to school and I had to have a essay ready for a certain class. I can remember just writing and all of a sudden my brain just freeze on what to write next. Sometimes that happens to me when it comes to writing hubs, but I found ways to just get my mind back to writing mode.

There are times when I find myself in front of my computer jus typing away and then all of a sudden my mind goes blank. Then I think to myself, what just happened? I was just typing out something that was clearly in my head and I was able to put in words but then my brain froze. Can you just see yourself just staring at the screen after that happens, people would say that is a picture taking moment. When that happens, one way to get back into typing is by just rereading what you were typing up. To me his helps because I am able to see what I was typing and then my brain clicks and gets back into thinking mode. This has helped me many times because I am able to see that by reading what I have already typed up, I can come up with what to write or type, whether it is on paper or on the computer.

Another thing I do, which is kind of weird to some is I get up from where I am sitting and I just put on some music from my ipod or even my stereo and I just let it relax me to the point that I am able to think back on what I have to write. Maybe it is the music that is on the ipod that brings back what I meant to write but it helps and I go back to where I had stopped earlier. This may seem silly to some but if it helps me or even those who do it too, then it helps. Our concentration is back and we can focus on what we have to write.

Those are my main two ways to get rid of writers' block. I'm sure that everyone has their way of getting rid of theirs. How do you manage to get rid of your writers' block?


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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      That is good tip. Thanks for stopping by to read.

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      I usually drop it for a bit and let it 'stew'. When I go back to it, about a day later, I can usually pick up where I left off.


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