Thursday, April 5, 2018

[Link] 10 Different Forms of Writer’s Block, and What You can do About Them

by The Invisible Author

Writer's Block — that dreaded phenomenon that stops creativity in its tracks. It affects hundreds of thousands of people every day, leaving behind a trail of unrealized ideas and agonizing writers. And it doesn't discriminate — you can fall susceptible to writer's block whether you're writing novels or short stories. It strikes fiction and nonfiction writers alike. Freelance writers, bloggers, creative writers…even ghostwriters. How quickly you can overcome writer's block depends on a lot of things, not the least of which is the type of writer's block that might be afflicting you at the moment.

So let's take a moment to discuss the different types of writer's block and how you can fight them off.

1. You can't come up with a solid idea.

This is one of the most common forms of writer's block, and it's certainly the one most writers describe. You know you want to write — you might even have a vague inspiration of something you want to say…you just can't seem to come up with a solid idea. So you sit and stare at your blank document on the computer. Every once in a while, maybe you even try to get a few words down, only to go back and erase them all. Not because they were bad words, but because you weren't sure that was the idea you had in mind.

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