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What's the cure for writer's block?



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What's the cure for writer's block?

Writer's block is the worst nightmare of a writer. It is a condition when all your creative juices have disappeared. You're unable to write. You can't think of new ideas to start or you can't finish the one you've already begun. Every writer experiences writer's block. So how can you overcome it? What's the cure for writer's block?

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Gandalf

There's no cure because it affects each writer differently. Perhaps it will last an hour, maybe two or even all day so you need to figure out how to overcome it and not to let it get to you.

What I try to do is something that will take my mind off things, but nothing that will take too long just in case I feel the ned to write. If it really isn't working then I find something else that needs to be done (so there is an element of completion) and keep a notebook handy for any ideas that may crop up.

The trick is not to fight it, but learn to work around it IMHO.



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jaybee19

True and a very nice and helpful insight there sir. I also get writer's block sometimes and in the past I always end up leaving my laptop or notebook whenever it attacks because I tend to fight it but fails eventually. However, what I do now is to watch videos or listen to Music in order to enlighten my mind and to also fill it with possible creative ideas. The only thing that I should do by now (thanks to your suggestion) is to bring my ballpen and notebook to jot it down because I tend to sometimes forget what I thought of.



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Gandalf

Music helps and also sometimes having the television on in the background helps. I make playlists for my iPod and I have one that helps me get back into the mood. Maybe try creating a playlist and then have that playing in the background while you are doing other things. Some songs are ones of encouragement, or remind me that I can do things.



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jaybee19

Yes, music is really very helpful and the television as well.

Really? Maybe I should make one right away on my Spotify account. I'm actually a bit lazy when it comes to creating playlists because I only listen to the ones made by other users. Now that you told me about your experiences, I will definitely try making mine as well. I hope it can help me as well. Thanks sir Gandalf.



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Gandalf

You know making a playlist is very therapeutic because you can choose songs that inspire you and for me I have the theme music to Cinema Paradiso on it because it always calms me and make me feel good. It's personal, so I have a couple depending on my mood, and I also add to them.

Sometimes I play them while I do things like tidying up when I have a block, and it can make you less anxious, but I can't promise it will get you writing again.



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jaybee19

That's very true sir. I made my playlist just last night and it helped me to calm down and think better while writing the synopsis for my new story to be published on Wattpad. My playlist as of now is consisted of Korean Pop Music because I find myself being distracted with English songs because I tend to dwell on the lyrics.



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nrnlss

I agree with you, it happens to anyone and you can't do anything about it until your mojo gets back to you. But I think meditating and looking back to the reason why you write helps to get back at your mojo.



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jeffreyjose48

I believe that God is the answer for the writer's block. You need the power of the Holy Spirit to be healed. Your mind needs to be renewed and refreshed by His presence and power.



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theresajane

Yes, that is very true. Every person is unique and different. Thus, dealing with writer's block would vary in every writer. The trick that you mentioned is actually what I believe in, too.



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jeffreyjose48

I believe its only the power of God who can get the writer's block. One needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit. God can heal every writer's block.



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mitan143

For me, just take a break and calm yourself. Forcing yourself will eventually mess up everything. Also, examine your self if you think you tend to forget some ideas then taking down notes is very helpful to keep you on track.



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Corzhens

EVen if I am not writing stories or articles, I sometimes experience writer's block when I am writing a procedure for a project or communication in the office. What I always do is to leave my work to do some other things like walking around the office or going to the cafeteria just to check on the food. After 5 minutes I would go back to my computer and my mind is refreshed that I could easily continue what I was writing.



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superlicca

I experience this and I feel bad everytime I do. But what I do is taking a break from writing. I watch some videos that I enjoy watching. Eat some snacks and get my favorite drinks. I do the things that I love to do. And then start from writing again. Sometimes, what we need is a little time and relaxation, then it will recharge your mind.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. We just have to rest our minds. I open my Facebook or YouTube accounts in order to freshen up my mind.



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stbrians

Every problem has a solution. How do you do it? One can relax and go to the gym or do some exercises.

You may change from what you are doing and do something else. The energy will come



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Jeane

I don't think there is a cure for writers block.

The best you can do is reach for possible remedies that might or might not work. What works for me is taking a break, read something interesting or even watch a movie. That always did help, at the time when I did a lot of fiction writing.



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amelia88

Fresh air and a change of scenery often helps me reset and get re-inspired.

Aside from that, sometimes I just try to set myself really small goals. For instance I’ll start with saying I’ll just write one paragraph or a few hundred words. That usually lights the fire and from there I’ve got the motivation to keep going.



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stbrians

I agree with you. Ftesb air, a walk in the garden to enjoy nature will cure it. Sometimes writers use too much energy in their work.



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rlpzbeermoney

There's no cure for a writer's block. If there was, there wouldn't be a writer's block in the first place.

It varies from person to person but I think the counter to a writer's block is motivation. It's the one thing that can't be acquired just anywhere. It comes to you when it comes.



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theresajane

I personally think that writer's block is purely psychological. You write with your brain. So, when you have a writer's block, just let your mind relax for a while or until you want to. People's minds work differently, so curing it through just a single method is obviously impossible.



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superlicca

I agree with other's writers that it does not have a cure. It’s inevitable. It will always happen and you just have to learn how to deal with it. There are so many things that you can do to face writer's block. Just remember that it is just temporary and you can continue to write as long as you relax and attempt to write again.



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theresajane

I agree with you. It really is inevitable. All you have to do is find ways to deal with it and motivate yourself to continue after the block.



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superlicca

Right! even some great writers experience this but they just know how to deal with it. Give yourself a break and try to listen to music. Surround yourself with favorite things that make you want to stay and work.



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beerthooyah

The cure for writers block is inspiration. in order to have some inspiration you have to undergo perspiration. It works for me though. Exercising has done a lot of miracle for me as it allows me to clear my mind and gives fresh perspective keeping me inspired.



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Barida

I exercise every morning and this has helped to keep my mind and body in good state. I don't even do anything much thing every morning unless I have taken time to focus and do some push-ups. It has really helped me at the end.



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emiaj55

I find it helps to "not go deep". Incidentally, inspiration for me is not something to look for, but something found. Going to deep like meditating, researching for interesting subjects, diving in to different things to try a different genre, etc. etc.; is blocking all the more inspirations that are supposed to come by naturally. So whenever I hit a writers block... I simply put down my pen--and enjoyed what I've written so far.



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Barida

For me, I feel that the best thing to do in that type of situation is to take a break. I know that many might be talking about some other options, but I believe that when the brain is weak, we should give it a rest to bounce back later in the day or probably the next day as the case may be.



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ElectorAlexande

Yea that's true, we don't have to over stress the brain because we one to write something down by all means, let try and relax and take a deep sleep or long rest so the brain can feel relax and more new ideas will keep flowing in to expand the already existing once, I also think the best time to write is in the morning when the brain is still fresh from a good night rest.



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theresajane

That is correct. When you have a writers block and you force yourself to write something, your brain will be tired and exhausted. This, the bet way to deal with it is to take a break.



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Martinsx1

When you experience writer's block, it only means that your brain needs to go into hibernation and cool off. So, in my opinion the best way to cure writer's block would be to take a break from working and have your mind and body ease off tension.



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ElectorAlexande

It happens when my mind is not relax so I just take a walk down the road and listen to some old classical music and nod to the beat, and sometimes it may be because I have lost inspiration and I will have to move into a quite place to meditate and then return to complete my work.



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MomoStarr16

For me one of my used remidies if I forgotten things is I listen to the music. Music can take you back of time where your thoughts can be remembered. I don't know how it works but there is a certain maigic our brain got to remember things when some music are played.



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allyn2017

I don't think there's a cure to writers block. Maybe if you find a muse and get back tk your mojos. And maybe meditating help too.



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Kakashi2020

Different People, different cures. Speaking for myself, my quickest cure is a good vodka, a couple of cigarettes and some good food and music. When I suddenly get writer's block, I would take night off and go to an outdoor bar for some rest and relaxation.



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mdayrit

In my case, I often experience writers block whenever I am stressed, not in the mood or I lack rest. Obviously, to cure it is to take a break and let go of the stress before going back to writing. If I push myself to write in that condition, I know that I will not be able to produce good result that I would just end up writing it from the start.



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sonnyisabeast

If there is no foolproof cure that works for anyone at any given situation, maybe it's smarter to decrease the occurences of writer's block. What I found is that I work effectively right after sleep, so what I do is write as soon as I get up, while having breakfast and drinking my coffee. Get right to it and write and write. As soon as the fatigue sets in, the writer's block happens. In situations where I write later in the day, writer's block gets more and more frequent. So I get a little nap, a siesta of sorts, 15 or 30, even an hour (mostly two) of shuteye, then when I wake up and go at it again, It's like my brain is recharged.



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Kakashi2020

I do think that every writer has his own effective cure for writer's block. Since it has no common cure the writer is left to solve this affliction..

As for myself, whenever I'm afflicted with it, I would reboot my mind by going to distant places just to enjoy the scenery. Some of my activities include having fun with friends in outdoor bars or going to the mall or parks to shop or to enjoy nature. If all else fail, I would go on a 2-3 day vacation far from the city just to relax my mind and cure my writer's block.



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cks003

The writer may just put down the pen or shut down the pc for few hours just to let the mind relax and refresh. Sometimes our brain has taken too much toll on itself that further straining it can cause low quality output. It is advisable to let go and forget the piece for a while, when our brain is rejuvenated and recovered, we can be creative again.



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focusedwriter10

We are all unique in our own ways. Whenever I encounter writer's block, I see no need to need to continue with work. Thus, to cure the problem, I always close my tools and take some walk. Also, I can just spend a day or two just relaxing and listening to music. You must relax to cure writer's block because that shows your mind is exhausted.



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burgosmichael24

Though we think that there's no cure for writer's block, but we can prepare ourself to prevent or overcome this. Setting yourself in the mood early in the morning is a good tactic. Sometimes we are like guitars, you have to tune first before you play and not play first before you tune because if you do, it will sounds horrible. Another way is always get an inspiration. It does much.



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laurenb111

I’ll tell you what you need to try if you’re suffering writers block. Go to a diner. Go to a diner when it’s dark outside. Sit yourself down at a booth against the windows so you have a view of the parking lot. With your laptop resting on the table, start typing; continue the story you’re telling it. It’s an oddly inspiring aesthetic and I find that when I insert myself into that environment it’s easy to write. It’s a heavy atmosphere to just chill out and vibe. After a while you’ll stop hearing the loud traffic outside whenever the doors swing open, the clinking of silverware. It’ll just be you and the story, because you know you won’t see anyone you know there and your other responsibilities can’t touch you. Just do it, try it, and if it doesn’t cure your writers block, then try out another aesthetic that might work for you! Best of luck.



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jaymish3

@laurenb111 I could not have put it better. Sometimes writers block can be cured by getting out of your own environment and going out to another environment. I agree that going out to a coffee shop, or another restaurant is a good start. Go to a place that is fancy and nice and that has an ambiance. This will help you feel different. I agree it does not matter if they are people around you,you will soon forget about them as you get caught up in the audience.



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