How to Deal with Writer’s Block by DG Kaye | No Wasted Ink

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I had the pleasure of being invited over to Wendy Van Camp’s No Wasted Ink to contribute an article on writing. Today I’m sharing my article here on the topic of the dreaded Writer’s Block.

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH WRITER’S BLOCK BY D.G. KAYE

 

A common problem many writers encounter is the dreaded writer’s block. It can hit us smack in the middle of our writing. We’re happily writing along until, boom! The creative well runs dry.

Because our craft is guided by mental focus and inspiration, it’s not difficult to imagine that sometimes we might get shut out from our creative energies. When life issues get in the way, I know I’ve certainly fallen victim to this freeze out of creativity while life is testing me with unforeseen circumstances that can take the wind right out of my writing sails.

When we implement self-imposed deadlines for our work, the mental pressure we put upon ourselves to accomplish our goals often have us scrambling to force our creative abilities.

Many writers have found their secret formulas for helping to get the creative juices, or their muses and mojos flowing, but many others struggle when the well of creativity begins to evaporate. So, what’s a writer to do?

Don’t change course by slacking off completely. Keep your imaginations open. There are many things we can do to re-ignite our creativity, often when we least expect it.

 

Read

Get newly inspired by reading a book or an interesting article or blog post. If you’ve allotted this time for writing, do something else to keep your mind in the creative realm. You will be surprised to find the ideas that float into mind while our concentrating efforts are focused on something else.

 

Write

Yes, you may get stumped on your current WIP, but working on another writing project will often summon up some new ideas for exactly the project you’re taking a breather from. If you don’t have another project to work on, use writing prompts to get the juices flowing again. Writing of any sort is a stimulant to our creative centers. Often, writing about a completely different topic will spark an idea for something else we’re working on. . . Continue reading at Wendy’s blog.

 

 

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  1. Excellent strategies Debby have shared from original.. xxx♥

    1. Thank you my generous friend. <3 xxx

  2. Double your comments for extra credit? Yes, great tips! We’ve all been there, haven’t we? See you over at Wendy’s.

    1. Lol, thank you my friend. 🙂

  3. Great post, Deb, have commented there 🙂 <3 xoxo

    1. Thanks bunches Sher. <3 xxxx

  4. Hi Debby! Very good! Your tips are on point. I agree with each of them. I would only add drinking water. Sometimes when you’re mentally fatigued you’re actually dehydrated as well. When a person is dehydrated they can’t focus or create. That’s why I keep a bottle of water by my laptop. 😀 <3 xx

    1. Thanks so much Vashti. You are so right. I’m never without water at home or away. I suppose I just took it for granted, but perhaps others need to be reminded. 🙂 <3 xx

  5. These are all great suggestions, Debby. I know – I’ve employed them all at various times, and never called them procrastination. 🙂

    1. Great Norah! You already got the system down pat! 🙂 xx

  6. Yes, read. Or, get out and do what you always love to do- walking, museums, shopping, cooking. Your passion in doing will get the creative writing juices flowing.

    1. Thanks Jennie. The only way. 🙂

  7. Wonderful to see you on Wendy’s blog, Debby. Great tips to share. Thanks a bunch. Cheers! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Natalie. <3

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