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Writer's Block - Step Back Before It Becomes A Ban

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

A writer facing trouble

“There have been so many instances where I sit to write, organise my research, create a structure mentally, yet fail to type out the thoughts in the right way. Often despite several tries I can’t even frame the structure of what I want to write.”

If you’re a writer, you surely relate to the above quote. Writer’s Block is every writer’s inevitable nightmare. While many believe that there's no escape from the block, we believe otherwise. So, we analysed the numerous blocks, we’ve been through, and here are some tips that keep us from spiralling, or letting the block grow on us.

Step away from the keyboard

When you're feeling stuck, it's easy to become fixated on your computer screen. However, staring at a blank document isn't going to get your creative juices flowing. Instead, take a step back and do something else for a little while. We prefer to go for a walk, read a book, listen to some music, or do some yoga. Giving your mind a break from writing can help you come back to the task with fresh eyes and a renewed sense of creativity.

Seek inspiration

If you're struggling to come up with ideas for your content, it's important to seek inspiration from other sources. Read articles, watch videos, or browse social media to get ideas for your content. You can also look for inspiration in your everyday life. Pay attention to the conversations you have with friends and family, the things you see when you're out and about, and the experiences you have. All of these can be great sources of inspiration for your content.

Create an outline

When you're struggling to get started with your writing, creating an outline can be incredibly helpful. An outline gives you a clear structure to follow and helps you organize your thoughts. It can also make the writing process feel less daunting, as you'll have a clear idea of what you need to write about and in what order.

Just start writing

Sometimes, the hardest part of writing is getting started. If you're struggling to find the right words or phrases, don't worry about it. Just start writing or even scribbling ideas. You can always go back, knot those ideas, and edit later. The important thing is to get your thoughts down on paper (or on the screen). Once you start writing, you may find that the words come more easily.

Embrace imperfection

One of the biggest reasons writers get stuck is because they're striving for perfection. However, perfection is an elusive goal. Instead of trying to create the perfect piece of content, focus on creating something that's good enough. Embrace imperfection and allow yourself to make mistakes. Remember, you can always go back and edit later.

Facing writer's block can be frustrating, but it doesn't have to be a ban on your creativity. By taking a step back, seeking inspiration, creating an outline, just starting writing, and embracing imperfection, you can overcome writer's block and create compelling and engaging content. Remember, writing is a process, and it's okay to take it one step at a time.

Psst! This blog was made with ❤️, lots of teamwork and edited by a human with some help from Generative AI. We’re not ones to steal credit. #PuttingItOutThere


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