Focus Fridays… dealing with writer’s block

“Nothing will work unless you do”- Maya Angelou

Hey #writingcommmunity, do you ever get writer’s block? And if so, how do you deal with it?

That was the question I posted on Twitter a couple of days ago and received some great tips and ideas. (Thank you Twitter #writingcommmunity!)

First of all, what is ‘writer’s block’ and how does it affect your focus?

According to Wikipedia, “Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown…”

During such a period of undetermined length, a writer can experience “difficulty in coming up with original ideas” or even be “unable to produce a work for years”.

So how do writers deal with writer’s block? Click here to read what fellow writers have to say!

One common thread found in the advice from the #writingcommmunity is, to take a break!

Writer’s block can be caused by a number of reasons… mental fatigue, lack of inspiration, external circumstances, internal stress…etc.

So taking a break… going for a walk, reading a book, listening to music… these are activities that may help you to collect your thoughts, regain your inspiration and focus once again, on your writing!


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