How to prevent Writer’s Block
I hear people complain about having Writer’s block all of the time. They cannot think about what they are going to write next. Writer’s Block is when the writer cannot figure out what they are going to write next. Are of their thoughts are blocked. It makes one wonder if the writer is actually thinking too much.
The first thing you have to think about as a writer is what are your goals? Sit down and jot down your goals on a piece of paper. I will give you an example of my goals as a writer.
1. Write every day and try to improve my writing-in process
2. Write a book about Heroes of baseball-began
3. Write a book about my friend called the Prodigal Son-began
4. Rewrite a book (I wrote) that was eaten by a virus in my computer-almost ready to begin
5. Write songs-working in my mind
6. Write in styles I am not comfortable with-have tried some of this
7. Write articles for sites on a daily basis to make a few dollars and get your name out in cyberspace.
Okay, so the goal setting thing didn’t work for you. Maybe you do have writer’s block. Go on Yahoo and check out some of the top stories in the world. Pick a story and research it as much as you can. Sit down and write your own perspective on the story. Don’t copy the story, write your own story about something happening in the world.
Think about authors like Stephen King. They set a time each day to write. They sit down and make sure they write a certain amount for that day. This is how famous authors make sure they do not get writer’s block. If you cannot write content, think of something more simple to write. Sit at your window and look outside. Pick something you see with your eyes. A bird, the lake, grass or whatever else you may see. Write a poem or haiku about what you saw.
To me, writer’s block is a lazy mind that does not want to work for you. You have to train this mind to think. You have to train your mind to work. You have to use your mind before you lose it. I do not have writer’s block. I have never had writer’s block. I have so much information in my mind, I cannot keep up with it. Is it luck? No it is not. Is it skill? No it is not. My mind is a mind that is not lazy. My mind is always working on something. Am I calling you lazy? No, I am calling your mind lazy. When your mind does not want to work for you, you have to do something about it.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Take a break and watch a movie
2. Get something to eat, your mind might be starving
3. Drink plenty of liquids. Have you ever heard of dehydration?
4. Take a walk
5. Take a vacation
6. Relieve the stress of life
7. Read, read, read
8. Use your mind
9. Write all ideas down for future reference
10. Feed your mind
Use Microsoft word to correct your mistakes and make your writing more professional
Writer’s block is a perspective that some writers use as an excuse for not getting things done. Yes, writer’s block happens to some people. However, I don’t think writer’s block is the culprit. I believe writer’s block is more of an insecurity of a particular writer. You may be a writer who doesn’t think your writing is good enough. Remember, you have complete control of your writing. You get what you put into it.