What Do You Do When You Get Writer’s Block?

It’s a good question. I thought I should ask it.

Why? Well, you may or may not have guessed this yet, but . . . when I sat down to write today’s blog post, I got a very bad case of writer’s block.

Don’t worry, it’s not contagious.


Cat, I know how you feel.

Yeah, I’m just gonna cut right to the chase and say that I really don’t have anything to write about today. I tried everything I could think of to get rid of my writer’s block — I even banged my head against a wall to get my brain juices running again.

Okay, not really, but seriously. I just don’t know what to write.

. . . Except I’m kind of writing something right now . . . well, that’s something!

OOH OOH OOH I KNOW! I can write a few tips on how to beat writer’s block! I just . . . you know, won’t use them right now. I want to go play video games. *nods*

So. Anyway. Here’s a few tips for when you don’t know what to write:

  • Write. No, seriously, just write. Even if you absolutely hate what you’re writing. Just write. Writing begets writing. The more you write, the more likely it is that you’ll actually start to write something good.
  • Take a break. If you’ve been staring at that blank Word document for a while, you should probably just get up and do something else. Take your mind off your writing for a bit and then come back to it later. Getting a fresh new start often helps.
  • Bang your head against a wall. I hear it works pretty well. You should totally try it. Go on. Don’t be shy.

Hope these tips are helpful to you the next time you’re stuck! I also hope I’ll have a better post for you guys next week. See you then!



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