Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Many times writers face challenges with having writers block. What causes writers block? How can you combat writers block. You know that the Block of letters that you need is there, but sometimes you may not know how to pull those letters out. Lets explore ways to get past that blockage.
One of the reasons writers are hindered is due to distractions. Distractions may be external things such as background noises or it could be an internal distraction of overwhelming thoughts. Writers should chose the best time and location that would offer limited or no distractions. Being consistent with setting aside the time to write in that designated place will prove to make a huge difference in your efforts to write. Controlling your atmosphere through external and internal methods, will set the foundation to your written masterpiece.
Set the mood to write. Ensure that you are in mood to write. If you are frustrated and other staggering emotions, you may be stifled and your thought process may not flow as well. You may have to take breaks in between your beginning and ending. Don't sit and waist your time waiting for the words to come to you. Sometimes you have to go get the words.
Many writers say they don't know where to start when they are writing. I often say you don't always have to start at the beginning when you're writing. You can start wherever you need to start and go back to fill in what is needed as you are doing your final review. Start with what you have, even if it is just one word and brainstorm from there.
One great way to combat writers block is to continuously be a reader. Reading helps to keep your mind fresh with new information. This can help to sharpen your vocabulary and to be supportive of other authors.