Do you know how to break writer’s block? Every writer has been there, probably multiple times. You want to write, you need to write, but your mind is either a blank or nothing that comes to mind seems to have any worth. First of all, relax; it happens to the best of us. Second, try out some of the tips below to help you break through the fog of your writer’s block and get back on track.
Can’t write? Try reading. Sometimes all you need is to get some inspiration from someone else. It is often said that there is no such thing as a good writer who isn’t also an avid reader, so at the very least, you will be improving yourself, even if it doesn’t end up being the breakthrough you need.
It is something we all did in school, but we tend to leave behind as adults. Well, there is a reason your teachers made you do this: it works. Get all your ideas out on paper and soon enough, you will start to see the path to take. Then all you need to do is go for it.
Are you at peak frustration? Then you need to walk away. Take a few hours or even a few days to step away from what you are working on, then come back to it. You will likely find that getting some space and time between you and your work will allow you to approach it again with clarity.
Another option? Write anyhow. Just force yourself to power through it. No, it might not be your best work or the next great American novel, but that is okay. Which brings us to the final point.
What is usually the root of writer’s block? Clinging to the idea of perfection. It isn’t that you can’t write, it is that whatever you can write just isn’t good enough. Well, even the most celebrated writers will tell you that if they sought only perfection, they would never publish anything and instead would languish in a process of constant revision. So let go of perfection and just enjoy the process.