Aug 01, 2022
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Practical Tips To Overcome Writer’s Block Writer’s block….. If you’re a writer of any kind, it’s likely you’ve experienced this. I know I have. Hours of staring at that blank page, wanting to write something truly awesome either to impress myself, or impress teachers, or a little bit of both. But I’ve not experienced that in a while, and I’ll tell you why: there are far too many awesome tips for writer’s block, one of which I learned in high school, and is featured here in the following list of practical tips provided by StudyDaddy to overcome writer’s block. If these tips don’t work for you have a look at some of my books I recommend which have lots more ideas for you. 1) Step away from the writing. That’s right. Step away from your writing and go do something else that’s creative. Paint, draw, play music, or whatever else that flips your creative switch. Some of you might be handy with woodworking tools, or tinkering. But whatever it is you do that gets the creative juices flowing, do that. Personally, I like to play sudoku, spend time with my cat, listen to my favourite music while doing some cleaning, or just chill out at the shops. Also, meditation or just colouring mandalas helps. 2) Freewrite. This is the method I was taught by my high school English teacher. She’d say, “It’s okay if all you write is I don’t know what to write.” Even if that’s all you write for a few lines, something’s bound to work its way out of the recesses of your mind and beg you to put it down on paper. Then just go full-on stream-of-consciousness like James Joyce and his book “Finnegan’s Wake,” and have fun seeing what pours out onto the screen. Oh, and try not to censor yourself. This is stuff coming out of your head, just flowing out there, so it’s not like you’re sitting on the Oprah Winfrey show. Relax and have fun. 3) Move Your Body. This is one of the best tips for writer’s block. Not only does getting up out of your chair and getting exercise on a regular basis just plain good for you as a human being, it’s good for getting creative energy flowing and increasing blood flow to the brain. I personally like to go out and take walks around the block, or even drive out to a local conservation park where there are lots of hiking trails, and commune with nature while I get some very necessary body movement going. Then there are meditative exercises, like yoga or Tai Chi, which work wonders for both the mind and body.