January 31, 2019
/ by Rocky Parker
See the original post on Beyond Bylines.
You know the feeling.
You’ve been staring at the blank page for far too long and feel incapable of putting words down.
A new year has started, and it can be daunting to think about coming up with new content for the next month, let alone the next year.
That’s how I felt when I decided to write about writer’s block and what journalists and bloggers can do to get past it.
It’s important to understand what can cause writer’s block.
Spotting the common causes can help you prevent the dreaded mental freeze-up.
While there are many things that can factor into writer’s block, these are some of the most common:
The path back to writing will be different for everyone. It will depend on what works best for you and your process.
Some of the most common ways to battle writer’s block also are the simplest.
When you’ve found your words and are putting them to the page, take some time to evaluate your process. What was happening when you got stuck? What helped you move past it and start writing?
Everyone’s writing process is different, so don’t be afraid to make adjustments and find the routine that works for you.
With the start of the new year, it can be beneficial to take a fresh look at your writing, go outside your comfort zone, or try a new routine.
Understanding the causes and solutions for your personal writer’s block can help prevent it in the future.
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