Writer’s block is a horrible thing to happen to any writer, especially in the middle of writing a story. Once you get that feeling of getting lost in your story, it’s easy to think “I should just give it a few days.” When that happens, though, sometimes it can be really hard to get back into your story! Writer’s block is a story killer. However, there are ways to fight writer’s block and finish any project.
Staying organized is the best way to fight writer’s block. It’s easier to know what to write when you’ve already planned it all out. If you get lost, you will have notes to refer back to, and if you have to change something, you will be able to see how the new idea will fit. Knowing where you are going helps keep you from getting lost in the first place.
Stop Writing When You Know What Comes Next
If you know what’s going to come next, but not what’s coming after that, stop. It’s easier to get back into a story if you know what you’re writing. If you write everything you already know is going to happen, though, you won’t know how to start. You can take this time to go over your notes and reorganize so you know what will happen in the future.
Time Your Writing Sessions
Set aside a set amount of time for writing and stick to it. This helps to get you into the habit of writing on a schedule. It can also help prevent burn out from writing too much all at once, in my experience. Also, by making yourself write everyday, you won’t fall as easily into the trap of “I don’t want to write.” Writing on a schedule is another great way to prevent writer’s block.
It can take awhile to get into these habits, and writer’s block can still happen sometimes. However, these tips can be very helpful in fighting writer’s block and preventing it from killing another story.