10 Tips For Combatting Writer's Block
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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!

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