Overcome Writer's Block and Keep On Writing

dealing with criticism

Give Yourself Deadlines.

Keep yourself on track by having realistic expectations for yourself. You may do this solely or with a writing partner to help encourage and hold you to the dates. Deadlines will help to keep you writing as well as establish goals for a completion date of a chapter, section or your entire book.

Double Up.

Whether it keeps things interesting or allows your creativity to flourish in one area while the other is blocked, some writers find it helpful to work on more than on project at a time.

Exercise Your Writing.

Writing prompts get you writing — and writing about things you may have never thought to write about. They not only creatively open your mind, but work to sharpen your skills and develop your author voice and style.

Remember Why You Write.

Look at your current project. Is it a topic reflective of you and a common love you share? Or are you writing out of duty? In the end, it is the writing you have passion for that readers will intuitively connect with. And it is those pieces that will differentiate your name as an author.

Take Time Off After Completion.

Congratulate yourself and relax your mind once you have completed your project. Give yourself time to lay idle and regenerate ideas and inspiration. Thoroughly enjoy soaking in the sensation of your accomplishment.

People have writer’s block not because they can’t write, but because as writers, we experience moments of being overcritical. Remember that you can always go back and adjust your work once you have a fresh perspective. For now, just write.


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