Overcoming Writer’s Block

Arizona-based Peter Winslow has been helping people find lasting happiness as a life coach for more than 15 years. He accomplishes this by offering coaching and mentoring through GoldMind, LLC, which he owns, and writing books about ankylosing spondylitis, a disease with which he has been diagnosed. Peter Winslow is an avid writer in his free time.

Most writers have experienced writer’s block at some point. Unfortunately, the problem can be difficult to overcome, regardless of how familiar it is. Below are just a few ways writers can overcome it:

– Do something creative. Even though writing is generally considered to be a creative activity, it can be a huge help to step away from it and do something else that’s creative. Painting, designing images, or building something gets the mind off of what was being written and can help writers find their flow again.

– Freewrite. This is a great way for writers to discover new ideas and inspiration. Freewriting normally does not have a specific goal. All writers must do is sit down for around 10 minutes and write whatever comes to mind. By doing this, writers are able to move through all the extra thoughts that may be blocking them.

– Piecework. It’s natural for writers to move through a project sequentially from the beginning. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in persistent writer’s block. Instead, they can try assembling a project’s pieces after writing from its middle or end.