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Fighting the War against Writer's Block.

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If you’re struggling to write, it could simply be that you find it hard to focus when there are distractions in the room. This includes everything from social media to noisy housemates, so you need to create or find a workspace where you’ll be free from unwanted disturbances.
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Whenever my brain stops working, I go out for a bit.I don't force myself to keep going. I take a walk or go grocery shopping. I need to get some fresh air when it happens.
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I try to do something else and forget about writing for a while. Ideas will come to me if I don't force it. I keep myself preoccupied with chores and errands.
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Paint pictures, write poetry, design images in Photoshop, make a scrapbook or collage, or if you’re masculine, build something in the garage. Work on another creative project for a few hours or days and then go back to writing. When I’m stuck, I paint paintings or work on my website or blog. Jumping to other projects really activates my creativity. The key is to keep exercising the creative part of your brain and eventually you’ll tap back into the flow of writing.
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I sometimes go on and write anything when an idea strikes me. I write everything down then I work from there. I expand the idea and come up with something when the mood strikes me.
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Dance, practice yoga or Tai Chi. This may sound funny, but when you get your body into flow, your mind follows. Meditate and take long, deep breaths. A relaxed mind is more open. An open mind is more imaginative. You can focus longer when you are in a peaceful state. Sometimes I step away from writing, do some yoga poses and breathing, then return to writing in a more creative state.
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I free write everything when an idea strikes me. I write it all down so when I'm in the mood to write again, I review my notes.
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When suffering from writer’s block, sometimes the best approach is not to write at all. Instead, take some time away from your work and do something else. It could be housework, something creative, exercise… anything that takes your mind off writing.
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I'm usually more productive in the mornings so I work during that time. Whenever I slow down or begin to shut down, I go out for some fresh air. I need to see something that would inspire me.
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Once I get in a funk, I stop writing. I need to do something else to keep my mind off writing for a while. I go to the gym usually.
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Eliminate distractions. Turn off the phone and unplug from the internet. Clean up your work space. A cluttered desk puts the mind in a state of confusion. Carve out some time in your schedule just for writing at least 3 to 4 hours. Ask loved ones to honor your space so you can write without interruptions, or write when everyone in the house is sleeping. Giving yourself time and space to be in solitude is important to staying focused.
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I try to clear my head by going for a walk or playing with our dogs for a while. Once I feel relaxed, I try to get back to writing again.
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Wow so glad I found this
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I tend to stop for a while and rest. Take a nap or do something else. The more I push myself to write, the more it gets harder so I take a break.
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I stop writing for a while when I get writer's block. I like to get out and get fresh air. I like to clear my head and get inspired outside before getting back to writing.
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I tend to find something else to do that would relax me. I need to clear my head so I meditate for a bit specially if I have a deadline coming up.
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This would sound weird but I do housework when I can't write. I do laundry or make a meal. It gets my mind off writing for a bit. I also watch tv for a bit so I don't feel that stressed out.
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Coffee definitely helps me focus. If I’m awake enough to pay attention, I’ll have more mental clarity to come up with ideas. I make a pot of coffee, light a scented candle at my desk, pick up a guitar and get ready to work. Coffee is one hell of a motivator.
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Writer's block happens to everyone. Whenever I try to write, I fond time to meditate first before I get down to it. If my mind is relaxed, ideas would freefy flow in.
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I've always hated writing so maybe that's why I find it hard to come up with something. I always put it off and play with video games first before getting back to doing my reports. Surprisingly, that routine has worked for me.
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