We have all had writer’s block before, there is no doubt about that. Whether you are writing a paper for a class, an article for a media outlet or other outlets or if you are simply trying to create a blog post, it happens to all of us.
Writer’s block can be extremely frustrating, especially when you are under a strict deadline. You can look online for ideas, you can sit and stare at a wall or you can simply just open up a new document and let your hands type away whatever comes to mind.
It’s funny, actually. This article idea came to mind for me when I was sitting in my room trying to think about what I wanted my next article to be on. “Gosh, I hate writer’s block,” I thought to myself. At that moment, I realized that writer's block would be a great subject for an article.
I wanted to be able to give you great ideas for how to get out of writer’s block. I wish I had some magical formula that would instantly allow you to never question what to write about again. That, however, is not the case. Trust me, I would be much further in my writing career if it was.
If there is one thing that has somehow always worked for me, it is just simply open a blank document and begin typing. Typing about what? Who knows! I sometimes barely even think and begin typing whatever is on the back of my mind and go from there. For this particular article, I opened a blank document, stared at my wall and quite literally started writing about the very first thing that came to my mind.
There are other ways to go about writer’s block, of course. Something that I have done many times is search creative writing prompts on Google. You can find hundreds of ideas for you to consider!
This may not have been the answer that you were looking for, I get it. No one has the perfect answer to such a tricky, and quite frankly annoying, issue for us writers. All I can say is this: don’t allow writer’s block to stop you from writing. You are creative, you just have to be patient with yourself.