How to reduce writer's block

Writing is interesting when you’ve got flowing ideas. You can write as much as you can in a day. However, it reaches a time when your mind is blocked. You can’t think of anything to write and ideas don’t flow as they do normally.

Here are some things you can do to lessen the mental block:

1) Go out, take a walk

This is the first thing that you should think of doing. Go outside, take a walk, and explore nature. On the way make sure you say “hello” to neighbors and friends you meet on the way. You never know what might spark in your mind in the process.

However, the main point of this is to go out and familiarize yourself with what is going on. When you were enclosed in your office or home the walls hinder you from seeing what is beyond. Make the most of the walk. It helps one to get relief from tension, refreshes the mind, and helps in the relaxation process.

The slow wind, the swaying of trees, the chirping of birds, and the barking of dogs will act as a remedy. Don’t wait, Go out.

       2) Listen to music

I must admit that all writers are different, others like writing while listening to music while others prefer when it is silent. However, when you get writer’s block try to listen to a new genre of music, listen to a radio session, and just try to let free for a while. This will help relieve tension too.

If you are the kind that doesn’t love music, try and listen while writing. If it doesn’t work for you, just try to listen for a while before embarking on writing. While listening try to figure out the main idea in each song, and what the song is addressing.

You can also opt to watch a movie that will help refresh your mind.

3) Do something different

Do you want to re-establish your creativity; try to do something different? Remember, if you just stick to one thing all the time, you can’t easily grow. Try and read other people’s blogs, subscribe to newsletters, read biography, get new hobbies, read books, start a conversation with a person you share interests with and just relax.

Be assured that an idea will easily pop up while doing any of these things. We are all creative, but when the block comes creativity varnishes. You should divert your attention and try out something different.

It is also important to carry a notebook wherever you go. Ideas can come while you are anywhere. You can also have a note app that you write in whenever ideas start to flow in. It is also important to use writing prompts.

If you are used to just writing, try and create an infographic, a video, or a short clip of your idea.

4) Seek feedback and brainstorm

Feedback makes us aware of what we are doing right and wrong. Thus, using comments on your blog post, an idea can pop up, or a suggestion from your readers. It is also important to enable guest posts.

You can also join a community of bloggers/writers where you can brainstorm on current issues. Moreover, you can also share ideas with a close friend and seek theirs too. Make sure you network as much as you can with individuals who are interested in your niche

5) Idea list

It is important to have an idea list where you jot down any topic of interest that comes to your mind. You can get ideas from reading other people’s blogs and see what they left out and add to it. It is also important to seek inspiration by reading other people’s blogs.

Motivation goes a long way in providing the psyche that you need to start off. You can even schedule an hour or so each day to read inspirational articles or a specific book.


The next time you get a writer’s block try all this five tips.


  • To be positive that all will work out well.
  • Don’t quit because an idea is not coming your way.
  • There are many resources on the internet that you can use to get ideas and be inspired

Good luck and all the best in your writing.


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Trizah provides content writing, ebook writing, coaching, web development, and ghostwriting services. Her educational background in website design and community development has given her a broad base from which to approach many technological topics. She has also written for Kenya News, and independently on Upwork. She also enjoys embracing innovations, art and new designs :-) Twitter||Linkedin||Medium||Instagram

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