Creative Inspiration : 10 Weird Ways To Get Rid Of Writer’s Block
Feel your heart rate increasing? Yes, this is what you were searching for so long. To all the writers out there, this is what you all go through every once in a while and feel that the world has come to an end. Yes, I am talking about the most frequently used term in the writer’s world – Writer’s block. A term that makes our fingers numb and our anxiety level goes up as we can’t even manage to write a letter when it happens.
Everything seems meaningless and everything loses its natural charm. So this post is dedicated to the hardworking bloggers who spend a specific time of their day to update their blogs, write numerous posts and content writers who are driven to channelize their creativity into a particular direction under the supervision of their managers. This is for you all. Read and know how to get out of a writer’s block.
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When the demon of writer’s block clogs your mind and not a single word comes out, you know one thing for sure. The more you stare at your blank screen, the more frustrated you feel. And what more, you have such a burden on your shoulders that you need to put down as quickly as possible. Even going for a coffee break does not help sometimes. About 99% of the writers suffer from this deadly disease every once in a while and statistics show that it remains for a least a day or two. So, what can you do if this happens to you? The following 10 weird ways will tell you exactly that and more.
1. Write what you want and not what you should
Sometimes, you need to write for yourselves as well. Think of a random topic and start writing on it. You will automatically feel the creative juices flowing once more. Write a short poem or the review of a recently watched movie or anything to let your heart feel light and spread its wings once more. And then you can again get back to your work when you feel that you are rejuvenated enough to start with it. And if you follow the technique mentioned, it won’t take much of your time to get rid of that writer’s block and return back to your normal state.
2. Go out and play
Yes, do that. Let some madness take over you. Play a game, shout, revel in the excitement and when you get back from outdoors, you will find your fingers aching to write something. Move away from your desk for a while and notice the change it has on you. This is one of the most effective ways to get rid of any kind of blockade, be it a writer’s block.
3. Do shed the polite skin and be ruthless for a while
It helps a lot to let your frustrations out. If you can, break something. Play a rough game that involves a lot of wrestling and fighting to win. Soccer can be nice or you can opt for a destructive and aggressive video game. Just be ruthless and plunge into the game with all your energy. You will automatically find peace and when you get back to your desk, you will no longer find it difficult to write.
4. Switch to a different writer’s pad
Stop typing when you get a writer’s block. Take a note pad and start writing. When you hold the pen, you will find the words coming into your head like magic. This happens especially to 90s kids who are habituated with writing on paper. Sometimes, the old habit calls like the call of the wild and you have to respond to it. Also, you can switch to a different software for writing or try Google docs for a change. The change of environment sometimes gets rid of monotony and inspires your writing once more.
5. Take a short tour
Do you have a distant friend you always wanted to meet but never found the time to do so? Well it is time. Put aside your notebook, laptop or whatever you are using to write and pack your bags. Go for a short vacation of two or three days. Enjoy your time to the fullest. When you are fully rejuvenated, come back to your desk and bingo! All those frustrated feelings are gone!
6. Stop planning and start writing
Enough of those limitations and dos and don’ts! When writer’s block knocks you out, you have to stop planning and start writing anything that comes in your mind. Okay, well, you can’t post those, but still, it will help you to get rid of the block and feel free once more.
7. Call up a friend, chat for a while
When you feel that writer’s block is gaining on you, stop writing at once. Call a friend, chat for a while and you will feel much better. Think about all those juicy gossips that you have not yet shared with your best pal due to shortage of time and do it now. When you share a laugh, reminisce on the good times you had spent with him/her, you will automatically feel rejuvenated. Try writing after that and trust me, you will find the block gone in an instance!
8. Visit an online library or a bookstore
Close your writing session and visit an online bookstore. See what latest books are being offered. You can buy one or two or you can just do window shopping. Being with books will help you a lot to get rid of the writer’s block. Reach the extracts and see if you like them. Choose your favorite author and view his/her latest books. You can even add some to your cart for buying later. The feeling itself is enough to recharge your spirits and get you back into writing.
9. Tickle your funny bones
Watch a chick flick or an out and out comedy movie. Laughing is the best thing that can help you get out of the writer’s block and feel free once more. Go to IMDB and select some of the best comedy movies of all time and download them. Grab a coffee and enjoy your gala time watching movies and laughing your intestines out. When you are done, get back to writing. There, you see the difference?
10. Read old messages or view old photos on your social media profiles
Distraction helps a lot to get rid of writer’s block. If you can distract yourselves for a considerable amount of time, you will feel energized once more. And what is the best distraction other than the social media? None. Read old chats with a dear friend or click through your old photos. You will feel really good after some time and writing will come naturally to you.
And last but not the least, writing about the thing which is bugging you most helps a lot sometimes. The result is in front of you i.e. this post.
Out of the several reasons behind writer’s block, monotony is the most common one. If you can change your environment a bit or indulge in something interesting, the block will go at once. But if you still do not feel okay to write, take a short break, move away from your desk and spend some time outside. Do not come back unless you feel like writing once more. Well you can also think of umpteen ways to get rid of writer’s block. Put them down in the comments section below so that we can hold an interesting discussion on the topic.