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Posted 8/21/13 , edited 8/21/13
Ways to Arouse your Creativity!

Writer's block is a severe disease that targets your imagination and disables the nerves that flow from your creativity to your pencil (or keyboard), but cannot be cured with medication. Kidding! Writer's block is just a nuisance when writing, for suddenly you've got no ideas! Here's how to cure it.

  1. Take a break.
  2. Sometimes a nap helps (you never know WHAT you'll dream about, plus sometimes, while you're lying in bed, you'll have a sudden flash of inspiration. You should write it down instantly, even if it's in the middle of the night.) or you can watch a movie or go for a walk. Seeing new things can help stimulate your brain and thus giving your imagination a boost. Cook a meal, clean the house or play with your pets. Completely forget about your story for a while.

  3. Don't try to be perfect.
  4. If you are telling yourself that each paragraph absolutely must be absolutely perfect the you'll never get to the next paragraph!

  5. Rewrite an existing article.
  6. Find a newspaper and rewrite the article -- that murder last week was a ghost getting revenge on her evil grandson, and... (this can help get ideas flowing).

  7. Write a backstory about your main character.
  8. Create tons of info about your main character -- why is her hair so short when all of the other girls have long plaits? Her hair was like that too, but an evil man tried to cut her neck in a chase and she ducked, her hair flying up, causing him to slice it, instead.

  9. If you can't possibly think of something to write about, just name a bunch of object or ideas.
  10. Even if you think this one won't work. It's a simple way to cure writers block. To make it easier, say everything you're thinking about out loud. You'll bump into something. Good Luck!

Writer's Block

Dealing with the Inner Critic
    by Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD - Building on the article above, teaches you to utilize skills and do exercises typically available only to therapy clients.

Other Methods to Crack Writer's Block

Building Good Habits & Staying Motivated


  1. Talk to an imaginary friend.
  2. Whether you’ve 10 readers or 10,000, thinking about them makes writing a post daunting. So, forget about your readers. Instead, create an imaginary friend. Your friend is a real fan. He (or she) loves everything you write. He supports everything you do. Give your imaginary friend a name. Create a little drawing or find a picture of a lookalike. Pin this picture on the wall above your desk. Instead of writing a blog post, start a conversation with your friend. Or write him a letter. Discuss his dreams and challenges. Help him with whatever he is struggling with. Be a good friend.

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