How do you alleviate writer's block?

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    SkeetyDposted 6 years ago

    How do you alleviate writer's block?

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    whowasposted 6 years ago

    By writing.

    I don't really believe in writer's block.

    People in other jobs such as say, plumbers or builders or teachers or doctors don't get plumbers block or doctor's block - so why should writers?

    I think what people mean is that the writing experience in that moment isn't easy and fun. But if it's your job then that's no reason not to do it anyway, even if it is tough. Imagine if the Doctor said, "I'm sorry, I can't do your operation today, I've got Doctor's block" (ie; I don't really feel like doing it) - you wouldn't rate him very highly as a Doctor, would you?

    Writing is simply the act of putting words down one after the other. If you think you've got writer's block then just start writing. Unless you have some physically crippling disease, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to do it. It may not be good writing but you won't have writer's block anymore.

    For more detailed and guaranteed information on how never to have writer's block ever again, read my hub:

    All the best to you! Write!

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      SkeetyDposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing your beliefs whowas

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    sethpowersposted 6 years ago

    I just brainstorm and write and write and write. Once I have something down on paper it is a lot easier to go back and edit than to start from scratch.

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      SkeetyDposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      sethpowers thank you for taking time out to answer my question.  Great tips

  4. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Well done whowas, I would go further and say it is a method of being a drama queen, 'oh dear, I can't do anything today, I'm blocked,' hand goes dramaticaly to the brow.

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      SkeetyDposted 6 years agoin reply to this


  5. nochance profile image91
    nochanceposted 6 years ago

    You are only as blocked as you think you are. Usually at the core of writer's block is fear, fear of being ridiculed, of someone telling you your writing is bad, fear that your family will not approve of your choices as a writer, and sometimes fear of success, that you might actually be good at writing, and that you might potentially outshine someone you love.

    But besides all of that brainstorming is a good way to create ideas for yourself. … ters-Block

    Another trick is to sit down with a piece of paper or at your computer. Set a timer for an hour. You don't have to write but you can't do anything else. Don't even doodle on the corner of your paper. Doing this can generate all sorts of ideas.

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      SkeetyDposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      nochance, I appreciate your comments. Thank you for the tips

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    chef-de-jourposted 6 years ago

    Writing each day is a habit to get into and a beneficial one at that if you want to avoid this so called writer's block. Daily output of any kind can help, even if it's just taking notes or jotting things down from research. The practice of writing is an exercise, like using your muscles when you walk; the more you walk the more your muscles respond and strengthen. As they strengthen you'll find you can walk further.

    There may be times when you feel as if you're stuck but really I think this is only your brain asking for a break or a time out. This does happen to all writers at some time. Writers are not machines! The brain will need feeding!

    If you do experience stoppages I would treat them as temporary blips and not major blocks. The way forward is to have a brief break then return and continue to write, write, write. If you can get into a routine with your writing so much the better.If not set yourself a target.This will give you something to look forward to and get you in the mood for writing.

    Best of luck.

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      SkeetyDposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      chef-de-jour, your point of view is so positive, thank you for the words of encouragement

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