Overcoming Writer’s Block

Well, the fact that you are reading this obviously makes me a writer. However, can you imagine a situation in which I can’t write this piece or any other try as I might for two weeks, a month or even years

My inability to write in the situation depicted above is called writer’s block. It is a condition which some of the best writers in the world have experienced at some point or the other.

So how does one overcome writer’s block? Well, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem and each writer has to seek-out his inspiration. The key to overcoming writer’s block is to find your inspiration and it is something each individual has to find by himself.

However, there are some people (such as myself) who believe that no matter how uninspired you may be as a writer; there are still some techniques you can use to get your writing tasks done with high quality.

It is quite simple actually and it involves writing-down the subject or topic you have at hand and then listing things you can associate with it. Once you have done this, rank them in order of relevance to the subject matter you are writing about

At this stage, you might take a short break to relax. Once you feel you are ready to continue. Develop each concept that you can relate with your subject matter in a single paragraph.

When you are done, arrange and link each paragraph in a logical and sequential manner that best represents what you are trying to say about the subject matter.

Now, if you look closely at the work you’ve done, you will notice that you need to do some editing to remove some of the not-so-relevant things you’ve written. There you have it, another piece of great writing.


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