How to Overcome a Writer’s Block?
“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all!”
- Charles Bukowski
They say that every other writer in the world, regardless of their experience in the field, happens
to experience a writer’s block at least once. It is extremely difficult for a writer to turn himself
back from this sort of expression, especially when he has experienced the contentment that
comes with writing.
Whatever solution that you will come across might sound a bit unreliable to you, and for a
person who is always keen on jotting down his emotions, seeks for an answer to his problem.
The first step that you can take towards the cure of this issue is by getting down to the origin of
the problem. A writer’s block is something that probably occurs due to an incident that had an
impact on the mind of the individual.
Furthermore, another reason can be perfectionism, which leads the writer into a world of
self-doubt and so, he stops writing unintentionally because he believes that nothing he writes will
be good enough. For the people who are a bit emotionally sensitive, they avoid writing because
they lose faith in themselves and start believing other’s idea of them. The idea of perfection is
different for every human being, which is why, even if you start believing other’s idea of
excellence, then maybe you can never be contented with anything.
The answer to it is that, whatever someone else might think of us, or of our capability of writing,
is not worthy enough for you to leave writing for. It is undoubtedly a skill that takes time and
effort for you to acquire and polish. Once availed, you should be proud on it, as there are several
people in this world who do not possess the gift of having to explain anything, even when they
have the knowledge. On the other hand, there are writers, who can create stories with mere
words that you would use on a daily basis.
“Usually writer’s block arises when something is wrong internally with the story.”
- Meg Cabot
These words by Meg Cabot aptly describe the condition of the writer going through this phase as
mostly they don’t even realize that the problem is not with the writing, but it is hidden
somewhere deep within them. According to the old rule book, all you need is a break from your
daily routine, so break free whenever you can, while avoiding every digital distraction to let the
thoughts flow in. At times, solitude can do wonders for the mind of the individual. However,
another famous trick to get the ink flowing is by grabbing a pen and paper and writing whatever
your heart tells you to, without caring who reads it or what they will think of it.
Gone are the days when the writers could simply summon the muses to assist them with their
thoughts and expression. Use the art of freewriting to break free from the jail of a writer’s block.
Grab a proficient pen today that suits your style, and get the ink flowing.