The biggest fear faced by a writer is probably having a writer’s block; sometimes this could go on for days, weeks and very rarely months. But deadlines and work commitments do not allow the writers to take a break or suffer a block. Sometimes, going for a walk in the nature would cure the problem or maybe reading a new book and taking a day off from work would do wonders, but when deadlines are hot on pursuit, it becomes difficult.
Combating writer’s block
Given below are some simple tips that writers can use to get over their writer’s block issue.
Step away for a while
As mentioned earlier this would be one of the best ways to overcome the block. Maybe the writer should indulge in some other creative activities that would help rejuvenate the mind before he attempts the next task.
Making new words out of a single word
Though using the thesaurus is a good idea, finding ‘new’ words on one’s own accord is an important step in increasing the vocabulary. Write a word on a piece of paper, preferably at the center of the page. Next, create a web of words that have similar meanings to the first word. Now, keep on weaving more words from the synonyms. It is really amazing how one word can create a web of words.
Getting in touch with other writers
When writers run out of ideas and suffer through a writer’s block, the best idea would be to collaborate. Join a local writing group, attend meetings and conferences and workshops, listen to the ideas that get generated at these events and quite soon a germ of an idea would be concocted in the minds of the writer as well.
Writing is a passion for people who love writing, whether they make money through it or not. But having a writer’s block is enough to make them press the panic button. Sometimes, words pour out of the writer like a broken faucet and sometimes they get stuck like a blocked pipe. It happens to everyone, the trick would be to understand the situation and follow the tips.