Written By Nathan Weaver
Let's talk about writer's block and use this LinkedIn post from Kathy Hepinstall Parks as a launching point.
I think there's a lot of validity to the fact that writer's block doesn't exist. It's really just another word for things like burnout or a lack of inspiration. But those are nothing unique to just writers. Whenever I feel like "writer's block" has taken hold of me, I treat it like I would most things. I pause, take time to relax, maybe turn some music up real loud, and eventually something will come. The energy will return. And then, the writing.
If you've ever worked an office job, and found yourself staring at a screen with little energy to move on or even think, it's like that. And sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to get up and walk away. Give yourself a break, go outside, eat a snack, get a drink.
So is writer's block just a silly name for something we all suffer with in some way? What do you think? And what do you do when you're struggling to get your writing mojo going? Sound off in the comments.
Our beloved Trent Becker discussed writer's block and gave some tips on overcoming it in a previous post. Check it out. He's got some good tips.
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