Four Ways to Beat Writer's Block

We’ve all been there. You’ve got an idea for a piece of writing and have finally carved out some time to get it out of your head and onto the page. You brew yourself a cup of coffee, light your candle for ambiance, and open your laptop. Your fingers hit the keys and…nothing. You rub your eyes, stretch a little, and refocus on the page, but the cursor blinks back at you in a mocking cadence on the blank screen.

You, my friend, have a case of writer’s block. Sometimes the words flow steadily onto the page and other times it feels like they are slammed up against a dam between your brain and your fingertips. Every writer, no matter how many publications they have, struggle with it from time to time. It’s an inherent part of being a writer, but what separates new authors from seasoned ones is knowing how to harness and push through writer’s block. As with many aspects of writing, you have to play around and find what works for you. There is no cookie cutter method to beating writer’s block, but I’ve found when I struggle with it, there are four main things I do to push through it and spark word flow.

01: Writing Prompt