10 Tips For Combatting Writer's Block
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

10 Tips For Combatting Writer's Block

It gets all of us.


Writers' block gets the best of us. Doesn't matter if you're a poet, a nonfiction writer, or a creator on Odyssey. We all get it so we all have different ways of getting over it, so I hope you'll find something new that will work for you!

1. Go for a walk. 

Sometimes you can be inspired by the littlest things in nature or in other people.

2. Do something to get your blood pumping. 

Running, a rousing game of Just Dance, whatever you gotta do. Getting the blood going will help get your brain going.

3. Play.

LEGOS are great because you can build anything, but I also enjoy coloring or having a small dance party with myself.

4. Change up your environment.

If you're always writing in the same place you can become stagnant.

5. Read a book.

Someone else's work can be really inspiring sometimes. I often find myself writing poetry from the perspective of characters.

6. Free write.

Don't stop to edit anything or second guess yourself. Just keep writing for an allotted amount of time and see what comes of it.

7. Listen to music. 

I'm partial to piano music myself. Not necessarily classical, but piano radio on Apple Music is great. I would also recommend jazz or even a playlist that will put you in the right mood. If I'm writing fiction, I like to make playlists for my characters and listen to those.

8. Talk to a friend.

Sometimes just hearing stories from someone else can really get your ideas flowing.

9. Brainstorm bullet points.

I would put this in a similar category with free writing because you never know what's gonna happen, but you might come up with something really great.

10. Spend time with someone who makes you feel good. 

It's always good to be with someone who makes you feel good but it's also inspiring.

Good luck friends! Get back to writing!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments