How To Overcome Writer’s Block: Quick Tips To Get Your Words Flowing Again

Carla Tensuan

Carla Tensuan

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Sometimes you feel there is a wall you need to climb before you can write anything. Getting your creative juices flowing can be challenging, even with all the tools at your disposal. And it can take a long time to ignite your creativity and let those words flow once more. But this doesn’t mean you can’t overcome writer’s block.

Here are some tips for overcoming creative blocks. The key is to continue pushing yourself every day and to always stay inspired. If you stick to a ritual that helps you stay calm and productive, writer’s block will subside soon enough.

Stay motivated

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Staying motivated means finding ways to keep on writing. No two ways about it; writing is a lot of work. It can be tricky when you feel frustrated or exhausted. Push yourself to continue writing about anything for about 15 minutes and see what happens. You’ll realize that writing involves discipline and drive.

Think outside the box

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Maybe you’ve been writing about the same topics or writing in the same format for weeks. Create content in a different form, like social media captions, email marketing copy, or infographics. Not only will your brain get a workout with your novel approach, but it will also help you energize your creative process. Additionally, write what you love. Talking about your favorite topics makes it easy to stay inspired. It also encourages you to explore a subject from a new angle.

Set boundaries

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As ironic as it sounds, setting boundaries or parameters for our ideas helps. We are stuck because we are consumed with our many thoughts that we forget to slow down, reflect, and write. Take a step back and ask yourself, “What do I what to write about?” When you prepare an outline or narrow down your research to a particular topic, you will find that your creative juices start flowing again.

It doesn’t hurt to solicit feedback on your work. Get in touch with a brutally honest yet trusted friend or family member and ask them to read your writing. If your articles are published online, don’t forget to check reader comments. Check out your website analytics if you can.

Ask for feedback

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It doesn’t hurt to solicit feedback on your work. Get in touch with a brutally honest yet trusted friend or family member and ask them to read your writing. If your articles are published online, don’t forget to check reader comments. Check out your website analytics if you can.

Final words

Writing is a slow and steady process. Don’t stress about it! All you need to do is keep pushing yourself and strive to be a better writer. Your creativity will be rewarded with more than you ever hoped for. Go easy on yourself and focus on activities that get your brain moving again.

About the author

Carla Tensuan is a freelance writer, editor, and communications specialist. She specializes in crafting creative copy, blog content, and press releases. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, and practicing yoga in her free time. She lives with her husband in Manila, Philippines.

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