Two Tricks to Unblock Writer’s Block

Hey there, Writers!

Popping in with a mini-post on WRITER’S BLOCK for y’all! This is one of my lessons from my FREE writing course How to Fill Your Creative Well. I’m sharing with you because it’s valuable advice for any writer at any part of the journey that they can use anytime!

Read on —-

Writer’s block happens when your creative well is not full enough of ideas, creative energy, or inspiration.

The worst response a writer can have is to worry about this obstacle. Don’t fret over what to write next, or how to write what you want to write, or start thinking you’re a terrible writer.

Instead, try one of these two tricks:

1. Spend your day learning something new. 

2. Spend your day enjoying an old favorite pastime.

If you choose # 1, learning something new, you are filling your creative well with adventure and discovery, you’re solving a mystery, answering a question, crafting a new character or setting or conflict.

If you opt for # 2, enjoying an old favorite pastime, then you are filling your creative well with comfort + familiarity. You are connecting to your conscience, your heart, and your soul. You are taking time away from the pressures of performing and reminding yourself of those things in your life that genuinely move and enchant you. Going back to your roots, where the love of writing first took seed.

For more ideas on how to bust through writer’s block or other tips to help you on your writing journey, check out my FREE writing course –> How to Fill Your Creative Well.

Have a writerly day!

6 thoughts on “Two Tricks to Unblock Writer’s Block”

  1. yes to both. I usually need to recharge my creative brain, so I like #2. I like #1 also, as long as I don’t exhaust my brain too much. I actually have found that when I feel tired is actually when my creative brain works best, so I don’t worry about not being able to write or make time for writing while I’m fresh. Of course, that could just be my idiosyncrasy. 😉

    • I think writing when you’re tired makes sense. I bet being tired allows you to be more open to inspiration–you’re not filtering as much when you’re tired. Ideas aren’t getting ousted or flagged as quickly. I’m similar in that I love to write when I first wake up, at 4 am. I’m still in a dreamy half-awake state. Ideas flow much better then.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. This is so funny that you posted this because I was really having a tough time getting my head together while writing this week. I knew instinctively that I needed some time to do something ELSE, just to simply enjoy life, rather than tackling all the have-tos that are always there. Thanks for the encouragement, Kate!

    • Isn’t it difficult to give ourselves permission to step away and take some time for self-care? When we have a mountain of a to-do list towering over us–so hard to say I’ll get to it later. First, me.

      I’m glad the post rocked for you!

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