Writing content continuously can drain you but you have to maintain consistency in your writing. There is a time when you have lots of motivation and you love writing content. But there is also a time when you felt less motivated to write content and share it with the world.
The period in which an author felt less motivated in writing which let to creating no or a slowdown in creating content. This is called Writer’s Block. I recently felt writer’s block which led to creating less and remaining less active on any platform.
There is no particular technique that guarantees the overcome of writer’s block. Every person is different and there can various methods that help people overcome it.
Today, I am going to share my method of overcoming writer’s block. I also wish to know from you “What technique do you use to overcome writer’s block?”
I did the following things to overcome a writer’s block:
Sometimes you need a break from the work. Taking a break will re-fill your energy and motivation to work again. You can take a walk, chat with your friends or anything. This break can go up to 2-3 days depending on the situation. But make sure, you don’t get used to breaks.
I took the break and went to spend quality time with my friends. Spending time with my friends energies me. We also went for walks.
Reading articles of other authors will inspire you to write again. It will also keep your mind engaged with other stuff. You can read articles, books, novels, etc. whatever you like.
During the period, I read various articles along with a book. The book I read was Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir. Great book about Kashmir and you connect with the author.
Write Anything (but less)
One thing that you should do during this period is write anything but break it into small fractions. You do not have to write for hours just write for 5 minutes or even less. Writing little will help you in initializing the motivation for writing. Write whatever you like, you don’t have to stick with your work. You can write about your day, things you want, about life, your imperfect thoughts, or anything you always wanted to write.
I used to write topics for my articles. Just topics nothing more. I also started writing a summary of the book I had read.
All this things has worked for me and I was able to back at writing.
Everyone’s method can differ. So, I would love to know your methods of overcoming writer’s block?
Coming out of writer’s block can be hard initially but a small push from you can make you overcome it. I hope the article will help you in somewhat dealing with writer’s block. Thank for reading the blog post.
2 thoughts on “How do you tackle writer’s block?”
My method is to write as bad as I can, just to make things fun. I aim to annoy my readers or critics, and it does give me a sense of freedom. Then I get to the end of the post and realise it’s not all that bad. Anyway, thanks for this post!
Glad that you like the article. Everyone does things in their own way. Freedom of not thinking about critics and others really can bring the best out of you. And that will most accurately represent you and your writing.