Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank page for long periods of time, without being unable to find the right words? Rest assured, you’re not alone. You have been afflicted with the dreaded writer’s block and all writers struggle with it, from journalists to novelists.
This phenomenon is experienced by writers. It is best described as an overwhelming feeling of being stuck in the writing process. Gone is the ability to move forward and write anything new.
- Your brain has turned to mush,
- you don’t have an inspirational word left in you
- and you want to launch the whole miserable idea of being an author into space.
- Rest assured that you are not alone.
Stop right there.
Before you admit defeat – PAUSE. Forget that deadline that you had set for yourself. Step away from the novel or piece of writing that is giving you stress. But keep on writing. Allow your mind to drift and write anything. Write about that empty life, that unfulfilled person and before long you’ll have discovered that you have created a very readable piece of work!
Overcoming writer’s block is a delicate process that is often highly subjective and depends on each individual. But, at the end of the day, it is about conquering self-doubt and knowing that hard work will pay off.
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