Tips for breaking down writer's block.

Tips for breaking down writer's block.

A Lesson by E. A. Fielder

Just a few things I've picked up that help me when ever I'm having trouble writing.


Are you having trouble getting your thoughts down? Do you have an urge to write but you can't think of what to write? Here's a few things that usually help.

1. When you have writer's block... WRITE!

--- You are always thinking, no matter what you are doing. Even when you stare at a blank piece of paper with a pen or at a computer screen, you are thinking. The best thing to do in this situation is to start writing the first things that pop into your head. It could be anything from "I can't write" to "blah" written a million times over. Just keep writing until you come up with an idea.

--- Keep a journal of daily activities. Sometimes events will trigger inspiration.

--- Keep a dream journal. Some people have trouble remembering dreams, in this case you should write down what you remember when you first wake up. Even it's when you  wake up in the middle of the night.

--- write also about your emotions. what's bothering you? Why do you feel this way? Sometimes getting things off your chest by writing will open you up to inspiration.


--- when life is cluttered and stressful it makes it harder to write. Make time to out and relax with some friends. You could go out to a park and take a walk, anything to get things off of your mind so you can get back to writing.

--- Art galleries are usually very inspirational. when you look around you are abound to find something that speaks to you.

3. Don't watch movies for inspiration!

--- This usually leads to you wanting to write something close to the movie you just saw. You want your own original ideas and movies are the last place you want to go.

--- I hate to say it but books are included in this. Many times when you read your favorite novel you are drawn to writing on that topic. You can write something else.

4. Go over your old work

--- It might sound boring but sometimes when you revise your old work and add new things to it (description, grammar, characters) your writers block tends to fall real fast and lets other ideas spring forth from old ones!

--- I usually have about 5 different projects going on at once. When I get tired of working on a novel, I work on a short story and then I write a little poetry. Some people find it hard to keep more than one thing going at once and will lose track of where they were going. If that happens then you should write out the main idea of your story before you write it out.

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Posted 6 Years Ago

Thanks for the tips! I've had a horrible case of writers' block for weeks now. Hopefully your tips will help. But I don't think I could do a dream journal. I only remember feeling a certain way or, this is going to sound crazy, a comment that I made about it while dreaming. Anyways, once again, thanks for the tips!

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Posted 8 Years Ago

Lol, amazing, this might actually help with my writer's block... we'll see, although i don't think the dream journal will happen, i can't remember my dreams even when i first wake up...

sorry i couldn't resist lol...
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E. A. Fielder
E. A. Fielder


I write a lot of things. Sometimes I forget where I get things and sometimes I forget where I put things.