Being a writer is no easy feat. There is a definitive process that takes years to go through and this is before you even begin writing. When writing novels, you need to ensure you know your characters well before introducing them into the plot. You need to create interconnecting backstories. God help you if you are going for sequels as you will have to follow continuity and place appropriate bait for the next part. However, all goes downhill as soon as you encounter the dreaded writer’s block.
Writer’s block is very common amongst most writers. They end up losing their muse and inspiration and stare at the screen for hours with no words taking hold of them. Such a situation can be exhausting as well as discouraging. It can be even more so if it is your only source of income.
What if we tell you, you can easily cure it with some easy steps! Try these out yourselves:
Do Something Else That is Creative:
One big mistake newbie writers make when encountering writer’s block is that they tend to force themselves to write. The proper way is to leave writing for a while and concentrate on something else that is creative. Doing so will keep your creative juices flowing and refresh you at the same time. Try painting a picture or writing something else like a blog. You can even read to get some more inspiration. The key here is to avoid writing for a while. Writer’s block is your brain telling you, you need to take a break from writing. Honor its wishes until you feel like you can finally write again.
When you feel you can finally get back to writing, you need to eliminate all distractions to ensure you don’t lose your writing flow. The first step is to declutter your writing space. A cluttered desk can lead to distractions. A clean workspace will help you think. Keep your workspace in a separate room where you would not be met with disturbances. Ask your family members to respect your writing space and not to interrupt when you have inspiration.
Take out some time out of your day to write whatever comes to your mind. Write without caring for proper grammar or punctuation. It must be random as well as continuous. Allow yourself to change subjects without any warnings. You can be venting out your frustrations in one sentence and in the other could talk about some fictional story. The point is to tap into your head and help words flow through your mind onto the keyboard or notepad. Some of your freewriting can even inspire your novel.
Take a Vacation:
When all else fails, take a vacation. As we mentioned previously, writer’s block is your brain telling you to take a break from writing. So, taking a vacation help you free your mind from stress and let loose. Vacationing can inspire you as well. For example, you can go snorkeling in the ocean. When you look at the bright colors beneath the blue sea and the life that dwells within, you will be bursting with inspiration. It refreshes your mind and serves as your muse.
You can easily book a snorkeling trip in El Cielo Cozumel where you will find a variety of marine life. The trips are on glass-bottomed boats. Even if you choose to sit out snorkeling, you can still be blown away by the breathtaking view of the world under the Sea. The tour is sure to inspire and you can get back to writing with a refreshed mind and some renewed inspiration.