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My Experience With Writer's Block and Tips on How to Overcome.

André is the type of person who would spend days and months to find a solution for a problem.

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How it started

Not being able to think of what to write is a writer’s worst nightmare. Struggling with writer’s block is a growing problem. It’s one of the main hurdles us writers will face at some stage in our life. Finding it very difficult to start writing something new is like headaches that refuse to go away.

Sometimes it feels like I’m in a prison within my mind, with nowhere to turn neither do I have anyone to call for help. Sitting down and steering at blank pages with my hand at my cheek is somehow depressing.


Being in fear

I try so hard to overcome but the truth is it’s not easy when the creative juice is not flowing. Some days I just don’t feel energized and motivated because I refuse to write mediocre content. Keeping in mind that people from all walks of life are going to read my article; I’d fear the criticisms to come not knowing if they are going to be harsh or subtle.

I hope I’m not starting to sound like a ‘negative Nancy” neither a perfectionist, that’s not the case. Writing can get competitive everyone wants to write something engaging without making the reader bored, that is what I feared the most. Even trying to find a good title and topic would seem so farfetched. I’m one of those new beginners eager to find a cure for my block.

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Poor writing habits

These were some of the major issues

1. I did not adopt a daily routine like many experienced successful writers before would have done.

2. I did not do enough research on the topics I choose to write about.

3. My environment was not good enough for someone who is an upcoming writer.

4. Writing every day was not considered important.

5. I was too focused on the word count

6. Multitasking with articles (Bad Idea)

7. Waking up late

“If laziness was a person he would be me”

To be honest, I was not organized. These are some regrettable mistakes whenever I would reflect on where I’ve started compared to where I am now.

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Find a solution for the problem.

Instead of lounging around feeling sorry for myself, I opt to find a few solutions which could aid with me being triumphant over this enemy.

Here are a few things I tried which helped me to find back my creativity.


  • Listen to music (Reggae)
  • Go for long walks
  • Exercise each morning, Do thirty push-ups, and stretch.
  • Read books
  • Eat fruits
  • Keep a notepad to write down ideas
  • Read motivational quotes
  • Find a quiet place to write
  • Put your phone on silent mode
  • Go for a swim
  • Get sufficient sleep (Eight hours)
  • Tea or Coffee
  • Watch the news (It can contribute to what you are writing)
  • Find likeminded people you can call for advice


Read more and learn more

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.”

Reading books has become one of my everyday routines; it has helped me to be more articulate in writing. I strongly recommend finding a secluded place to do your writing; stay away from the noise, constant distraction will only result in you losing focus.

I have learned to be more committed to the topics I have selected to write about, lack of confidence is one of the reasons I faced writer’s block.

A social media and Google forum is now my go-to place when I need to engage in numerous discussions, these platforms are a haven to interact and get inspiration.

With the above tips, I no longer struggle, When I’m about to write a new article I feel rejuvenated my Momentum is high. I can write and genuinely enjoy doing it; my imagination and vocabulary are in high gear. Whenever I get an idea to write, I can do so with the fire I had in my belly which inspired me to begin.

Similarities

When it comes to writer’s block our cause may be different but I believe from my experience you can relate, to an extent. And in the future on your continuous verge of becoming a better writer, you will never be plagued by such a hump.

© 2021 Andre Mckay

Comments

Andre Mckay (author) from Jamaica on March 17, 2021:

gyanendra mocktan Do not give up make use of the tips I've suggested in time you'll be out your blockade

gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu,Nepal on March 17, 2021:

Thank you very much for your article loaded with wealth of information on writer's block.

I have been and I am still in this night mare of mental blockade.

Andre Mckay (author) from Jamaica on March 17, 2021:

Thank you Mubarak

Mubarak from INDIA on March 16, 2021:

Nice information. Good work

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