Nov 24, 2015

Overcoming the Writer's Block

Saurabh Chawla | |
Writer's block is something which everybody has to face or faced in their writing part of their lives. The reasons are several. Lack of ideas, saturation of mind with too many ideas, lack f energy to write etc. So how does one overcome with Writer's block? I am going to list down my tips what I do to overcome this.
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1) Take a break:
If you feel that you are getting short of ideas or confused about the thing that you are short of knowledge about that particular topic you intend to write about, take a break simply. Stay away from writing for a day or two or till you are genuinely willing to write. In these days, read a lot about the topic you intend to write. This will increase your knowledge and on the other hand will also clear your doubts or confusions you might be having about the subject.  You can also watch movies and listen to music o get a deeper insight about the subject.
2) Break barriers:
Sometimes, reading about the subject is also tedious task. It may seem boring sometimes. That time what should one do? I prefer staying away from topic all together. I stay away from discussing it, watching movies based on it, listening music based on that theme etc. It helps me to keep my mind free from unnecessary tension, worry, stress for some time. Till that time I do what I feel great about. This helps me refuel my energy and I am ready to think about that troublesome topic  again. It sometimes helps to break barriers.

3) Go out:
Sometimes, trouble creeps in when we keep sitting in one room for a long time. It encapsulates us as well as our mind too. It is always better to go out from time to time so that you can observe, research, get social, broaden your mind at the same time. When you go on a walk in the park or go out to play a sport like tennis, badminton etc. you develop focusing skills. This way when you return back to write, you are more focused about the subject's study.

4) Forget about it completely:
Writer's block is nothing but a smoke clouding our mind and the worst part is that it is developed by us only. If you feel like you are not aware about any subject or have doubts about it, simply forget about writing about it and start researching and gathering knowledge about it. It can take a week, a month or a year depending about how much time you are dedicating to it. But sit to write about it only when you are fully confident about it.
I almost am refueled when I follow these tips. I let my mind to wander all possible places where it can reach to assimilate the knowledge. But gaining the knowledge is not all. I sit, relax myself and interpret all the information collected and summarize the information in a way which is understandable by me. This way I am able to overcome the writer's block in me.
What you do to overcome your writer's block? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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2 comments:

  1. Very valuable and great article on writers block. It is indeed very useful for most of the writers including bloggers...!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the kind words S Maliyekal!

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