As a writer, one of my most hated things I’ve encountered was a mental block out; some refer to it as a writer’s block out. As I advanced and developed my writing skills and techniques, I now learned the things needed to avoid the so called “writer’s block“.
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Simple Tips to Avoid Writer’s Block
First, come up with a topic.
Though coming up with your own title and topic is a bit time consuming, this can still be considered as an easy part.
Second, which is the difficult part is the starting point.
This is where you tend to pause and start asking what should you write, how to start the topic or what are the things I should write about this topic. To avoid this, try to surf the internet. Look for articles or websites that is similar to your subject and read some of it. This way you’ll have ideas and gather them all. You can use those ideas later on in your piece. Of course, doing a Google search is very helpful. You can also try checking on blogs, some great writers are fond of writing blogs which are very informative.
Don’t just depend on the internet.
You can borrow books on a local or public library and get some thoughts. Read newspapers and other reading materials which you can derive meaningful information which may give you additional insight about your topic. This only means that you’ll have to do some digging up or research. Just like a student, you need to do your homework and make sure to use different items to come up with the best writing ever.
Make sure to write every day.
This is one way of ensuring that your mind is active and is up to date. You can never go wrong once your mind is alert and keeps on running. You’ll never run out of ideas. You must start developing a pattern or an outline when it comes to writing. Sooner or later, you’ll get used to your pattern that you’ll eventually feel that you’re just doing an ordinary thing. By doing so, you’ll learn how to avoid a writer’s block.
Fifth, never fail to take enough rest and sleep.
If you want to write something, never fail to take enough rest. Sleeping at least 8 hours a day can surely provide you a rejuvenating feeling and an alertness level which is helpful. You also need to take enough rest, not just physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By being free of everything gives you enough ability to think clearly and spontaneously.
Lastly, earn to enjoy what you do.
By enjoying what you do and loving it will reflect your work. Writing something that comes from the heart and with efforts of research will never go wrong.
Writer’s block is actually normal and not everyone is exempted. In fact, almost everyone who has done writing in a professional way or even unprofessional has this experience. We all came to a point where we ask and don’t know what’s next. An empty thought is disappointing however thanks to multiple reading materials available not just in libraries but also in the internet, a writer’s block can easily be avoided.