How to get over writer’s block.

  1. Recognize that you have writer’s block. When you have writer’s block, no ideas spring to mind when you are writing and you are stuck for what to write. Understand that writer’s block is easy to overcome, and there are many ways to get over it. Do not stoop to the idea that you will never write again.
  2. Write about anything. Anything in the world – even write about pineapples. It gets your brain to think more and be creative. This works the best for many people. Once you’ve thought of a paragraph or a few sentences about your topic go back to your story.
  3. Get some ideas on paper without worrying about how they sound. The writing does not have to be polished; writers often have writer’s block because they worry about the quality of their writing.
  4. Let it sit for a day or two and then come back to it.
  5. Try a change of pace. For example, if you have a long, action-packed sequence, try going over to a reasoned conversation. Be sure that the changeover makes sense.
  6. Look over what you have written and ask yourself, “Does this seem to be leading up to anything?”
  7. Decide whether the situation truly feels real. You may have writer’s block because the situation doesn’t seem realistic to you. Don’t be afraid to rewrite parts of the story to make it more natural.
  8. Try starting from another part of your story. If you are having trouble with the beginning, write the middle or end. After you have written another part of the story, things may start to fall into place where you were before.
    • Writing out of order may require more familiarity with the plot so that everything makes sense from start to finish. At the same time, it may help you think out the details when you cannot decide what to do with your story. Writing a good ending while you think of about the rest of your story will help structure it.
  9. Write something totally different. It may surprise you how much you like it! A monologue, song, poem, or even taking a short amount of time to write a scene from a completely different story will get your writer’s blood flowing again.

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