You guys probably noticed that I’ve been publishing a new post every day since November 1st. Why?! Because I’m crazy of course! Ok, not really. I mean, I AM insane, BUT that’s not the main reason why I’ve been writing every day. The real reason is that I joined the National Blog Posting Month challenge or NaBloPoMo for short. It’s a month-long writing challenge that requires you to post daily all through the month of November. It seemed like a great idea at the time. Now, I’m not so sure. While scrambling for ideas on what to write about today, I came up with 7 things you can do when you are stuck instead.
Dang you writer’s block! How to keep writing when you are stuck.
- Go for a Walk.
- Radio silence. That means turn off EVERYTHING that could distract you from writing.
- Search the internet for post ideas.
- Watch your favorite movie on Netflix.
- Go old school and use a pen and paper to jot down your ideas.
- Eat a snack (how about some mouthwatering pumpkin seeds?)
- Take a hot shower. I always get fantastic ideas when I’m in the shower.
Bonus Tip: If none of those things help you shake off the writer’s block monster, try talking with a friend. Someone that will be there to motivate you and keep you accountable. Seriously, sometimes we just need someone that call you out on your bull shit to get you motivated.
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Liz Mays says
These are good tips! Walking really does seem to get my mind moving again. I think some good old-fashioned quiet time helps a lot too.
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Divya @ Eat Teach Blog says
Long showers definitely help me too. I always joke with my husband that I should get a water-proof notepad for the shower because I remember things I’m supposed to do, I think about things I should write about, everything! Everything comes to me while I’m in the shower, haha
Neely Moldovan says
Im watching a movie on Netflix right now. So needed after this week. Helping my writers block for sure!
Saidah Washington says
Great tips. When I get writers bloxk I don’t write. I’ve gone months without updating my blog with text. Instead I create videos.
These are really awesome tips, I just take a break when suffering from writers block so that I can write better later. Writers block really sucks!
maria @closetohome says
These are great tips. Sometimes I just need to take a break. I do a lot of recipes and sometimes I just want to order out!!
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valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
If I’m trying to think of an idea I find I actually think of more stuff with music on. Particularly if my favorite DJ is on the air.
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Great advice. I swear this happens to me one week a month!! It’s when I start posting nonstop nail post since I don’t have to say much and they preform well on Pinterest
Those are practical tips. I’d love to write daily so I am tempted to step up to the challenge! I still have topics that I saved on my tablet but somehow too lazy to attempt.
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Very long showers undoubtedly guide everyone far too. Which i scam having my hubby i always really should receive a water-proof notepad with the shower area mainly because I remember factors I’m purported to complete, I’m sure in relation to factors I should talk about, every little thing! Every little thing pertains to everyone though I’m from the shower area.
Honestly, for a writer myself, I’m not much of a reader. Bad, I know. But when I’m stuck (thankfully rarely), I re-read stories or posts (when I have a current blog) or stuff I’ve written in the past. Because we constantly grow as people and writers, I think we always see things with a different perspective – even stuff we’ve written ourselves. This renovating of old ideas helps me, usually, and often jump-starts new ones.