The 3 Most Effective Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block
How does one begin writing an article about writer’s block?
That is the question!
Let’s just skip the dull part about how writer’s block is totally normal, how it can (and probably will) happen to anyone and how even the greatest writers of all time have stared at a blank page at least a few times during their careers.
There are a myriad of articles online that debate this very topic: how to overcome writer’s block. Many have come up with various tricks to get the creative juices flowing and have shared their wisdom all over the internet.
Some of these tricks really work, many are rather dopey, a few I haven’t tried yet.
The fact of the matter is, every person is different. Unique.
Some methods work for some writers, some do not. Maybe few of the tricks work when you’re in a certain mood, maybe not.
For instance, washing the dishes while listening to music has never worked for me. Yet, these 2 tricks to defeat writer’s block are highly recommended by many bloggers.
What does work?
Personally, I’ve found these 3 ways to overcome writer’s block to be the most effective:
Read blogs / websites within your niche
Nothing can be more inspiring than reading about the topic you’re supposed to write about!
If you have a niche blog, you surely either promote it on same niche websites or you follow some, because it’s your passion.
Why not turn your creative twinge into something positive and catch up on what’s new?
Read about topics in your niche, browse through your bookmarked blogs and let the ideas flow.
Feel the a gentle stream of endless revelation!
In other words, get busy writing!
Get your inspiration from comments
This is yet another great benefit of allowing comments on your website(s)!
You never know when someone might come along and leave a comment so intriguing, it inspires you to write a full article about it!
Same strategy applies if you read people’s opinions on other blogs as well.
Instead of limiting yourself to just reading one person’s opinion (the author’s), scroll down and see what others are saying about the topic.
Instead of leaving a simple reply, you can link to the entire article in question, killing 2 birds with 1 stone: you – at last! – have your idea for a new article and you probably made a new online friend. Everyone likes having their work mentioned by others!
Ask your audience
What better way to show you care about your readers than by asking them to get directly involved in your writings?
Put your social media accounts to good use: ask your fans what should you write about next.
Post your question on your Facebook Page, on Twitter, you could even post a photo on Instagram, asking your followers what to write about next and offering a small prize for the top best ideas (“winners” get mentioned in your next posts, for instance).
These are 3 great ways to overcome the lack of pouring ideas into words.
What other creative ways to find inspiration can you think of? How well have they worked for you?