Writer’s block- Some writers say it exists and that it’s a huge pain to deal with because as a writer, creative blocks are the worst thing that can happen us. Some writers say it doesn’t exist and that anyone is capable of writing anything at anytime. I know opinions on this subject differ and I will admit that my opinion on writer’s block differs as well. I do believe that writer’s block exists, but not to the severity believed, but I don’t believe we can write anything at anytime, I think there is a time and a place for certain kinds of writing.I believe there are times when we’re working on something whether it be a novel or a paper or a short story that we get stuck and can’t think of where to go next with it. That means we are blocked writing that piece, BUT it doesn’t mean we are blocked from writing anything else. So if we’re blocked with a certain piece of writing, sometimes the best thing to do is put that piece off to the side and work on something else. I know that working on multiple pieces is frowned upon by some writers, but sometimes it can really help. But if working on multiple pieces at one time doesn’t sound appealing to you, I offer another solution that was given to me- Free write. Write anything that comes to mind and don’t edit it. Sometimes just writing freely can unblock your mind and then you are back in business!
The most important thing to remember with writer’s block is that it happens to everyone at some point in time and it doesn’t mean you’re a terrible writer or you’ve used up all your ideas- It just means you are human like everybody else! So don’t stress over writer’s block too much because stress only makes it harder to combat- I’m speaking from personal experience on that! Just do whatever it takes to relax and clear your mind and before you know it, you’ll be writing again like the writer’s block never happened!
I would love to hear your opinions on writer’s block and any tips/advice you have on dealing with it or how you’ve overcome your own case of writer’s block!