WRITER’S block

7. You keep deducing all the explanations people are going to say your story sucks, and it immobilizes you.

Otherwise known as the Inner Critic - you can’t make any judgements, because you keep deducing how someone at GoodReads will attack with words later. Actually, the individual at GoodReads doesn't dwell, and it's just your own interior critic echoing here. 

Possibilities are, the concepts you are putting down aren't nearly as bad as your hidden terrors tell you they might be. But in any circumstance, you can always mend it in rephrasing. Although this does mean that you will have to be doubly as rigid when it comes to re-editing the thing - that's the agreement you make when you write an agile first draft with an eye to re-editing afterwards.

8. You can't think of the right conversation for what you're trying to express in this one verse.

You know what you are doing, and where you are going subsequently, and the story is hopping along. But you can't move ahead until you find just the right term in this one statement, and you devote a whole day's writing schedule glaring at the screen and trying to compute it. This seems like an absurd misuse of time - just use the wrong term for now, mend it in rewrites! -except that often typing the correct word in some measure, is subjected to visualizing the picture in your head. Plus, what if this happens during rewrites?

There's nothing incorrect with allocating a day or two bustling over one statement. It may appear like you are stuck and wasting time - but in reality, you're just giving close consideration to your writing and to the way you're picturizing the scene. If this goes on for somedays, though, just pick a term and go on.

You might be burned out or simply have tapped yourself out. We all have our boundaries, be they mental, physical or emotional. Ultimately your brain, body or emotions are going to revoke and assert on downtime, which may come in the disguise of what you may call writer’s block. 

Here are some tips to break the Writer’s Block:-

  • You need to train your mind that you aren’t obstructed; you’re just tired. Give yourself a few days to really relax. Lie on a couch and watch movies, go on foot before dusk, or take a small peaceful vacation. Do so with the intent to give yourself—and your mind—a break, it really craves for. No thinking about your work for a few days!
  • Have you ever thought why ideas seem to come effortless when you stop focusing and go off to relaxation mode? When you divide concentration and do something that doesn’t need any focused rational functioning, your brain is more speculated to interference and thus “lets in” a wider range of information, which can lead to creating more alternatives and making more diverse deductions—provoking a “think outside the box” mindset and creating interesting moments.
  • Scientists have even proven that when your mind is a little tired of exertion, it’s a lot less efficient at memorizing connections and thereby may be more open to new connections, new ideas, and new ways of thinking, if given a break!