So you have writer block ? What exactly is this mysterious condition we all suffer through now and then…

According to articles like Wikipedia…Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition varies widely in intensity. It can be trivial, a temporary difficulty in dealing with the task at hand. At the other extreme, some “blocked” writers have been unable to work for years on end, and some have even abandoned their careers.Throughout history writer’s block has been a
documented problem. Professionals who have struggled with the affliction include author F. Scott Fitzgerald and pop culture cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz.It can manifest as the affected writer viewing their work as inferior or unsuitable, when in fact it could be the opposite.”

Basically writers block is caused by array of things, from lack of sleep, being cut off from worldly events, that would otherwise bombard you with new and interesting topics to write about. Fear is also well known to cause writers block, this is the fear of your work being judged by your peers. You maybe suffering from depression of any sort, that can and probably will hamper your creative thinking.

This does not mean you cannot find something to write about if your really want too. Sometimes you just need to get out of your rut, and if that rut is you sitting behind a keyboard day in, day out and doing not much else in your life then staring at a computer screen all day, then you need to get motivated too do something different in your life, to fire up those creative juices.
Try and take an excursion to a museum, park, beach, take a bush walk (hike) join a gym, or a group that offers similar interests to what you like. Main thing is, don’t become stagnant (like still water). This is not good for creative thinking.
Get yourself up and get motivated, change what you eat, how you interact with people, do some exercises. Exercise is one of the truly best tips for anyone that has lost motivation. Exercise helps with depression, happiness, health and yes, even writers block. Try and take up a hobby, do what ever it takes to change your mindset – and I’m sure you will start publishing all those new and wonderful ideas that you have in you.


Useful Tips

  • Drink plenty of clean water daily
  • Eat Healthy
  • Read the Newspaper
  • Go for a walk/bike ride
  • Join a discussion group (great place to get ideas)
  • Listen to talk back radio
  • Exercise
  • Start a hobby
  • Think positive
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