Ugh, writer block. Those words just stress me out. It makes it so hard to get anything done with my writings because I can’t think of anything! This is how I get through my writers block so I can continue my writing!
One thing that helps me get through my writers block is reading. I usually read when I’m stuck on giving vivid descriptions. Using other writers descriptions of people and places as an exam
ple helps me think of my own descriptions for things. I do NOT; however, copy what the writer is saying. I just read how they describe something and think: How can I describe what I’m writing about in a similar way?
You’re probably thinking, “I have writers block, why would I write?” I know, weird. But, this actually helps me. Usually I’m working on more than one project so when I’m stuck on an original story I start writing fan fiction or other stories. For example, I have a collection of 100 word stories that I like to write. I hand write them and keep them in a journal. It helps take my mind off my projects that I have writers block for and gets my creativity flowing.
Sometimes I get writers block because I thought I knew a lot about a topic but really didn’t, so I like to research some things I’m not too sure about. Its good to use several different websites as reference. For example, I needed to explain the parts of a ship, but I’m not someone who knows the vocabulary for one. So, I looked up a diagram that explained what each part of the ship was. I also used it as reference to describe how large the ship was, how fast it went, and other helpful factor.
Writers block is a good opportunity to relax. Have some fun with family or friends. Watch a movie. Go out somewhere. Take a walk. Don’t stress too much about your writing. Sometimes, overthinking things can cause writers block. I learned that taking some time for myself gives my brain the break it needs to recharge.