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You're possibly staring at an empty notepad on your phone or computer. Perhaps you're in front of an empty sheet of paper with a pen or pencil on your hand cracking your brain for ideas but nothing comes up! You know you have to write (and you want to write!) but your brain won't cooperate, you're trying to write down something but nothing just comes to mind.
Most writers probably experienced this certain feeling - writer's block.
As a writer, a certain time will come when your imagination just won't work, your sack of inspiration is gone and you are running out of ideas. But don't feel bothered! Don't think that you won't be able to write again. Don't panic and dont pressure your mind too! Accept that writer's block and you'll soon get that groove for writing back! Once you learn to accept that loosing the will to write comes to a writer from time to time, you'll learn how to manage and overcome it. While you are unable to write why not try to relax and ease your mind first?
Personally, I've been stuck in a writer's block several times before, there's a moment that I almost gave up on writing here because I can't think of anything to write. I just write as a hobby and I only do it when I'm in the mood. But when I came here, I was pressured to always write.
Here are some of the things that helped me and I'm hoping that you'll find it useful as well (if not today, maybe in the future)
Read. Instead of being lost in thought and forcing your brain to think of something you can write about try to read. Read something new. Grab a book or surf the web and just read about anything or do some research that will help you get a new inspiration.
Take some time for relaxation. Go for a walk and look into nature. Seeing the amazing wonders of nature will boost your energy and relax your mind. A relaxed mind will help you pull new ideas and often times gives you the inspiration you are looking for. This has been effective to me all the time. If you don't feel like going out, watch a good movie or just sleep.
Try freewriting. Whenever I'm out for ideas, I try to just write about anything. Write with no specific topic in mind. Sometimes, ideas just pops out all of a sudden so once an idea comes to mind, write it down so you won't forget it and it might help you later. For me there are times that a good article title suddenly comes to mind while I'm cooking, or doing the dishes and I tend to forget it in just a few moments so I always make sure to write down any idea that comes to mind as soon as possible.
Listen to music. This is an effective way to calm the nerves and helps a person to focus. It has always been effective to me as having a relaxed mind and body helps me to think clearly, it may help you too.
Take photographs. I'm sure not all of us has a thing for photography but I still want to share this. These days when I don't feel like writing, I go out and take good photographs. It helps me to relax and admire the beauty of the things around us - even the simple things. Taking photographs also helps me to get a new inspiration for writing.
So when battling with writer's block try these and don't let that writer's block stop you from writing! Overcome it and get that imagination moving!
Have you also experienced a writer's block? How did you overcome it? Tell us on the comment section.