3 strategies to help you overcome the Writer’s block
We have all crossed the aisle of the writer’s block, where our motivation to write is at an all time high, but our grasp over our thoughts is at an all time low.
I have encountered the writer’s block multiple times. During one such incident, I sat myself down and used that time to research a fool-proof solution.
Needless to say, I have been implementing these strategies for a few weeks now and the writer’s block is far from sight. Here are the strategies —
Accept it’s normal.
One of the most common mistake that most of us do in the face of a writer’s block is, we make a big deal out of it (like every other problem.) When we make a big deal out of it, our mind begins to blame itself. We question our creativity, skill and work ethic and end up making matters much worse than they are supposed to be.
To save yourself the trouble and avoid endless drama accept that the writer’s block is normal (and beatable.) Even the best of us go through it.
Read. Condense. Enrich.
Most of the times, we face the writer’s block due to lack of content. Thanks to writing platforms like Medium and Quora, there is no shortage of content. I like to use these platforms to come up with new and innovative content.
The first step to this strategy is reading blog posts on these platforms extensively. Make sure you note down (or highlight) defining pieces of information. After reading at least 10 posts on a specific topic, condense all the information you have consumed into a central idea. Use this as the central idea for your new post and enrich it with the information you already know. Voila! You have enough content for a kickass blog post and your writer’s block has disappeared.
Try something new.
Creativity is the back-bone to all forms of writing. When we fail to call upon our creative side, we often encounter the writer’s block. The easiest way to avoid this is to forcefully invoke our creative side.
As we begin to write more and more about a familiar topic, our mind begins to rely more on logic and facts, instead of creativity. The disappearance of our creativity, directly results in the appearance of the dreaded writer’s block. To avoid such grim scenarios, jump start your creativity by writing about topics you rarely write about.
When you begin to write about new topics, your mind has to rely on creativity. The more you use the creative muscle, the less you’ll experience the writer’s block.
What if there is a community of supportive writers, who showcase world class content and help you nurture your creative muscle? Such a community would make the writer’s block a thing of the past.
Lucky for us Tom has started one such community of writers — 30 day Medium Power Hour
Take up the 30 day Medium Power Hour challenge and destroy the Writer’s block!