5 Ways To Fix Writer's Block

If you write regularly, you know that it's inevitable to find yourself stuck in a rut. It is frustrating, but know that you're not alone, and you're not hopeless. Here are some tips to help fight that all-too familiar feeling we all recognize as writer's block.

1.) Make lists.

This is kind of broad idea, but lists are breeding grounds for inspiration. Brainstorming helps you find new ideas, which is vital when you have writer's block.

2.) keep a journal with you.

This way, if you see, hear, taste, smell, or feel anything that inspires you, you'll remember it. Journals help you keep track of anything and everything, and the benefits of that go way beyond just fixing writer's block.

3.) Always be on the lookout.

You might not always be able to find inspiration, but that doesn't mean inspiration won't find you. Usually, we don't find inspiration because we are only searching in the wrong places. Looking literally EVERYWHERE for inspiration eliminates this problem.

4.) Reflect on yourself.

Often times our experiences make for great things to write about. Really thinking about your past and writing about a memory can sometimes be the best writing material there is.

5.) Don't stress yourself out.

Admittedly, this is difficult, especially if you have a time limit and are under pressure to get things done. But getting stressed to a high level will make you feel like your creativity has been shut down completely. A little stress is normal, but if it's starting to become unmanageable, take actions to calm yourself down.

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