How to Stop Writer’s Block

I was in a writing slump for a while, until yesterday, when the ideas came flooding in. How do you stop writing blocks and spread out the ideas?

1. Listen to yourself. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to please others we don’t please ourselves. Instead of writing topics close to your heart, we try to write about “hot topics.” Trust me; stories turn out much better when you listen to YOUR heart.

2. I go outside. Something about nature just generates ideas. Find that place. I promise you; it will help. Jot down what ideas you’re thinking of, and make it happen once you get back home.

3. Don’t focus too much on it. You don’t have to think about writing 24/7. That will cause your block to last even longer. Go on with your life, have fun, and you will start writing again.

4. If these don’t work, maybe it’s for a reason. A great story can’t be written in two minutes. It takes time. Your brain could be building up the plot currently; you just don’t know it yet. Don’t rush creativity.

I hope these help and ily all(:



6 thoughts on “How to Stop Writer’s Block

  1. Those are all great ideas! I journal a lot. Like. A LOT. I’m on my second notebook for DOGWOOD CROSS. I have a general outline of where I want the story to go–the major plot points laid out–and where I want all the characters to be at the end. But there’s something about handwriting before I actually sit down to type that really, really opens up my creativity. I’ll write at least a page, sometimes 6 pages, of all my thoughts and ideas and problems (sometimes about life, too, if something is really bugging me). And the question I ALWAYS ask myself is “What happens next?” Sometimes I don’t know what the exact next scene should be, but I do know the next chapter or segment. And sometimes I just skip to what I know or what interests me. 🙂

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    1. Yes, journaling is heaven(;

      Lift was very much based on a previous book I had written before. There are some hollow spots in between, but those are usually pretty easy to fill in.(:

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