How to Work Through Writer's Block

Yes, it's true. You are not alone, everyone has writers block, even professional writers. One day, I made a list of how to get over writers block and decided to use them on wikihow. Everyone thinks they are useful. Please do use them and comment.

Steps

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    Plan before you write. Take a spare piece of paper and write some ideas or make a 'word web'.
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    Think of what you are going to write first. Is it a story? Perhaps an article? Or a summary of a story? Always think first, then write.
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    Be creative when you are writing. If you're writing a story, think of a good blurb. For example, a girl who has no friends or a guy who is sentenced to jail for a crime he didn't do, etc.
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    Be comfortable while writing. There's no way you can be squished with hard books and gum wrappers, etc, and start writing.
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    If you cannot think of anything, open up some books to get ideas. Look at your past English textbooks and find any extra adjectives or words in them that you can use for your story.
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    Avoid getting writer's block by taking time. You don't have to rush and write a story. Fit a time in your schedule where you can just relax and write in your pajamas in bed.
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    Don't overload your trash can with crumbled up papers of bad writing. Take one piece of paper, write something and check to see if its good or bad. If its bad, rub or scratch it out and rewrite something with the same story but in different words.
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    Don't eat something while writing. Get a glass of water or better yet, a water bottle, and keep it on your bed-side table. If you feel that writer's block is coming at you, take a long, nice sip of the water and your brain will feel refreshed, as if you can think clearly again.
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    Once you write something stupid, then add more adjectives and words to make it better. You don't have to rub it out or throw it away to waste paper.
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    Ask friends to come over and they can help you! Or find a family member who is very good at writing, (Example: Mom, brother, sister) and you can write together.
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    Be determined. Once your going to write something, be confident. Otherwise, how on earth are you going to get over writer's block?
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    Once you are writing, keep on writing. Just don't stop until you think that the story should come to an end.
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    You can also write something totally random. IE "Suddenly, purple penguins deleted the software the hero used to track the antagonist. Then, (name of protagonist) vanished the purple penguins forever from the earth." Do that until you have something else, and then go back and delete your random spree.
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    Kill a main/minor character. Want to kill writer's block? Kill a character! Be sure to come up with an interesting excuse for it, and remember, you can always bring the character back.

Tips

  • You can reread the story to see if it makes sense, edit and revise that and come back to writing.
  • Look for writing tips instead of how to get over writers block. It might help you with both things.
  • Every writer is creative. Think first, plan something and go for it! Just get a bunch of words out of your heart and throw them towards the paper.
  • If you are writing a fable, start with "Once upon a time". Introduce an animal and give him a problem, which in other words is called 'conflict'.
  • Decide if you are going to write a fable, non-fiction, etc.
  • If you are writing non-fiction, research on the internet for true stories eg. true ghost stories. Write about them and describe it very well.

Warnings

  • Don't eat while writing. It can be a bit uncomfortable. Your mind will be focused on the food and not the story.
  • Do not get distracted, focus on writing. If you have a due date this is especially important.
  • Remember, getting rid of writers block doesn't just happen overnight. Repeat these steps for about three days and you'll feel a change coming at you.
  • Writing can be very hard so can getting rid of writers block.

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