I think it’s safe to say that most writers have, at some point along the way, felt stuck in their writing. It’s never a good feeling, without a doubt. So what is a writer to do? I thought I’d pass along some thoughts to help you get moving again.
- Take a step back: Time away from your work-in-progress can be a very helpful way to gain some clarity on any issues you may feel are plaguing your writing at any given time.
- Revisit: Going over the parts of your writing that flow smoothly can often help unblock the problems in other areas.
- Get a second opinion: Show your writing to a friend, writer-friend, or critique group member—anyone who will be objective and give you their honest opinion.
- Read: There are always lessons to be learned from reading someone else’s writing.
Do you have any special tricks for beating writers’ block?