It’s been my experience that writers suffering from a block are dealing with one of two things – Either they are going in the wrong direction with their work, or a particular stress (family, work, illness etc) prevents them from mentally making room for their writing.
Of course if that were true wouldn’t other artists experience the same thing? I’ve never heard painters, photographers or choreographers go on about being stuck the way writers do. What is it about writing in particular…
If you’ve found yourself blocked the following articles have some useful tips for getting back on track.
Types of Writers Blocks and how to overcome them
7 ways to overcome writers’ block. Check out look at number 7 on this list. I’m totally trying it.
Or perhaps you just need to make time for feeding yourself as Ray Bradbury suggests. “If you stuff yourself full of poems, essays, plays, stories, novels, films, comic strips, magazines and music, you will automatically explode every morning like Old Faithful. I have never had a dry period in my life because I feed myself well.” – Ray Bradbury
What are your tips for overcoming writers’ block?