It is a nightmare for any writer to experience a ‘writer’s block’. Being a writer, you learn to make yourself heard through your words. Writing is the only way for you to express yourself be it any emotion or situation. A writer’s block freezes your ability to do so and you end up feeling uncomfortable. At times, things start to jumble up in your head and as soon as you’re about to write it down, you’re blank. There are different types of writer’s block and whatever the reason might be, it’s a pause to your creative abilities. Here are some tips to help you knock off that writer’s block:
No idea? No problem:
This type of a writer’s block probably makes you scream. You have a blank page in front of you and nothing pops up in your head. You try your best to come up with something but end up throwing the page away. Here’s the trick. Take that page and write anything you find interesting. Anything you saw on the television or write any story or any scene. Even if it sounds bizarre at that time, just go for it. Try to write about something that makes you mad and it will surely make some difference. You can also try one of those ‘writing exercises’ and you know what, they are quite helpful. Using any of these two ways, you can work on your block and it is going to help you even if it takes some time.
An outline keeps you going:
Some writers find it easy to write using an outline or keyword. They need either of these to keep moving forward. But sometimes, you get stuck between two outlines and it gets hard for you to complete the story. You get stuck and the story doesn’t seem to make proper sense and something seems missing. No need to panic in this matter. Try to go through those outlines again and check minutely where the problem seems to arise. Just go over those lines two to three times and you’ll find what you’re missing out on.
Getting stuck in the Middle:
Most writers get awesome ideas one day when they’re writing. But the next day, as soon as you open up where you left from, you’re blank. You probably thought it through how you’ll continue the story the next day but it ends up differently. Such blocks take time to recharge and you have to relax yourself to rethink where your story was headed to. In such cases, make notes or outlines to save yourself from forgetting the story the next time. If rethinking is taking longer than expected, then you better start off by inserting some sort of a conflict or a sudden twist to keep your story going and you don’t have to regret on what you forgot.
It doesn’t matter which sort of a writer’s block you’re going through, you have to be patient with yourself.