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How do you overcome writer's block as a writer?

  1. Barine Sambaris profile image75
    Barine Sambarisposted 4 years ago

    How do you overcome writer's block as a writer?

  2. Jason Marovich profile image88
    Jason Marovichposted 4 years ago

    It might sound cliche, but writing through writer's block is the best way to overcome writer's block.  Some experts suggest free writing:  writing down what pops in your mind without dwelling on it and writing continually without editing (even if you have to write something over and over again until a new thought pops into your mind).  Forget about structure, punctuation, and composition.  Just write.  If the writer's block persists, start again the next day doing the same thing.  Just don't hit publish until you're back on track!

  3. Tony DeLorger profile image81
    Tony DeLorgerposted 4 years ago

    Writing is a matter of discipline and focus. Before I write each day, I read what I wrote yesterday. After about a page, my mind is back on task and I'm relaxed and ready to create. I have written 13 books and million of words published and not once have I ever had writers block. That's what works for me anyway.

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 4 years ago

    I'd say Jason Marovich has an excellent method.  I've never been stuck with writer's block, but I imagine it comes on when one is under some sort of pressure or obligation to write on a specific topic or by a certain deadline.  Jason's idea of writing down anything which comes into you head sounds like a good idea to me.

    For many years I've been into an area of writing which is regarded as para-normal: Automatic Typing.    You can introduce yourself to this by writing a question with your dominant hand - with most of us the right - and letting your left hand come up with the answer.  This means a pen in both hands and a really open mind that it will work.   It will.  However, patience is required, and persistence.   Don't take it too seriously and just hang in there.  Once the answers start coming you'll have discovered a whole well of creativity within you never realized you had.

    Good luck.

  5. getitrite profile image79
    getitriteposted 4 years ago

    Writing with a sense of purpose has always given me the discipline I need to overcome, or eliminate, writer's block.  Every Saturday, armed with a sense of purpose, I go into my office, early in the morning, undisturbed, and the writing starts to flow.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    In my experience, reading is the best medicine for writer's block. Pick up a book, any book, and start reading it. It helps to grease the gears in your mind and get things moving again. And, if that doesn't work, it's possible that you just lost interest in whatever you're writing. Try backtracking a little to a point where you were still interested and start writing something new from that point.