“Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges from difficulty in coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years.“- Wikipedia
It is said that if you establish a habit of writing regularly, it would significantly improve your writing skill. However all of us experience a writer’s block every now and then. In this post I’ll be sharing my take on writer’s block and things I do to overcome it.
Sometimes I feel a sudden urge to write for instance a few weeks back I had just finished my run in a park, I was relaxing after, enjoying the fresh breeze when I felt like writing about my experience of running/walking in a park. Another time was when I was unable to sleep at night and was having all kinds of weird thoughts. This was when I wrote about post 12 am thoughts.
Point being that in the instances I mentioned above, the urge to write was natural. I did not have to force myself to write about those experience. However at times when I experience the writer’s block, I try and think of things that make me feel good. I recall any movies that I recently watched, a song that I like to listen to or maybe a book that I enjoyed reading.
Recently I wrote a song review on a song that I always enjoy listening to. So this is how I overcome my writer’s block. And I hope to keep doing it because I do want to work on my writing skills. It feels good to be able to express an experience in words in a way that readers could relate to it.
What are some ways in which you overcome a writer’s block? Do share in comments below 🙂