How to Deal with Writer’s Block
Whether you’re a student with a research paper due tomorrow or an executive giving a presentation tomorrow, writer’s block can strike at any time. That feeling when you know you have to finish writing, but something in your brain just seems to block out the formation of any new or good idea. It can cause major stress and frustration and make the block even more powerful. That’s why there have been several people who have come up with ways to combat writer’s block. One such group is the people at Reedsy.com who have a helpful list of tips;
- Develop a writing routine
- Look for the root of your writer’s block
- Use "imperfect" words than come back and refine it later
- Try a more visual process
- Do non-writing activities
- Stop writing for readers
- Write something else
- Exercise your creative muscles
- Freewrite through it
- Balance your inner critic
- Relax on your first draft
- Don’t start at the beginning
There’s no doubt that writer’s block when you have a deadline can be downright insanity-inducing. But stressing and panicking will only make the block stronger and your writing weaker. Make sure you know how to keep yourself calm and try some of these tips or your own home remedies. That way you’re writing, no matter what it’s for, will be the best it can be.
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