You sit there staring at a blank screen. The cursor defiantly blinks at you like the strobe of a police cruiser in your rearview mirror. Your fingers are poised above the keys ready to peck out the stream of ideas that will begin percolating in your brain. But, nothing comes. The well is dry. You can’t think of a thing to write. You then realized you’ve got it. That dreaded writer’s block. It has hit you like a sudden case of the flu.
Writer’s block is a controversial subject. Some say there’s no such thing while others see it as a real problem for writers. The cause could come from several fronts. A lack of inspiration is probably the foremost people cite. Other causes can be from distractions, adverse life events ranging from mild to serious, fear of failure, and the one I’m most guilty of: laziness.
Aside from a serious adverse life event, which may require professional help, most cases of writer’s block, with a little effort, can be overcome or prevented.
I’ve got six ideas that might help the next time you sit at the keyboard and feel absolutely stuck:
Consider these potential solutions to writer’s block. Put one or more into action the next time those creative juices don’t seem to be flowing and you may find that you can plow right through that writer’s block.