You do not have to worry when you have a case of Writer's Block. This is quite common and has happened to very great writers over the years. So if it could happen to them and they were able to overcome and be successful, then it could happen to you. And just the same way they were able to break through this mental fatigue, so can you. The intention of this article is to make you understand that having a writer's block is not something to be ashamed about. Follow these steps to defeat writer's block for good.
- Drop all writing material and try on any other thing that's creative.
You can go into drawing, wood burning, playing a guitar or you could tinker in your garage. The key tip is to work on something else that keeps your mind busy then after a few hours, go back to your work. By keeping other parts of your brain occupied, you create balance and allow your creative juices to start flowing again.
This is easy. What this means is to write anything without purpose. Just take your pen, open a scrap journal and write anything that comes to mind. It does not even have to make sense to you. Just write. This process allows your brain to channel into your literary mind and transform them into words on paper. You can do this for a few days and go back to your book.
- Physical exercises
You can choose to do a physical exercise or for those with less intense practices, you could go dancing or any other physical activity you have in mind. Meditation is also of benefit too. Practice yoga or go to a sauna. This will allow your mind to be more relaxed and allow for your creativity to no boosted leaving you more creative coming back than you left.
- Take care of any distractions before you start
You need tranquility to be in touch with your creative genius. Put your phones on silent. Switch off the TV. Tidy up your work environment. To avoid distractions from family and friends, you can put up a 'DO NOT DISTURB' sign on the door. That way they would know you need to be alone without being rude when interrupted. If this is not feasible, you can pick up your writing when everyone is off to bed.
- Write with your subconscious mind
You can think up your writing in your mind. See what is on your mind before you write it. This gives you a mental picture of what direction you want your writing to take before typing on your computer. Another advantage to this is that it can give you great ideas for your writing which you may not have been able to see before.
Writer's block need not be the end of the world. Follow these guidelines and watch yourself grow a more better and confident writer.