Having problems with writer's block...

02 February 2010

Have any of you ever had writer’s block?? Well, in case you don’t know, writer’s block is when you basically can’t think of ANYTHING to write. Everything you try just doesn’t work. It sounds horrible, doesn’t it?

Anyway, I was having writers block a few weeks ago. I was trying to write a paper for school, but I just could not think of any way to start it out…or how to finish it…or how to write the middle. Basically, I was in trouble! So, I decided to turn this burden for me into a blessing for you. I am going to give you all a few pointers on how to get rid of writers block. I wish I could ensure that this will never happen to you, but I can’t, because we live in a sinful world. So, read on, so that the next time you get writer’s block, you will know what to do!


1. Do NOT keep trying to write, wasting hours and hours either on the computer or at your desk. This will only further your problem, AND frustrate YOU.

2. Get outside and play! Take a walk with your sister, play basketball with some friends, etc. Exercise can help your brain work better, plus it will refresh you.

3. Write in your journal. Did you start a journal from any one of the categories I gave you in my post? Now is the time to begin! REMEMBER: If your journal is what you are having writer’s block over, it can be simply cured. You can write in your journal about ANYTHING. In fact, one time I even wrote in my journal ABOUT how I could not think of anything to write in my journal! Funny, huh?

4. Help your mom or a family member with some chores. Now is a good time to catch up on any of your responsibilities which you missed! And if you have not missed ANY chores (which I highly doubt!), then help your mom with some extra work. It’s never too early to prepare for when you have your own family!

5. Do some other homework that does not involve writing, or is perhaps on another topic. This may help your brain get a little ‘un-stuck.’ If you have already finished all your homework, do some extra-credit work when you have the extra time!

6. Play with your little siblings. Put together a puzzle with your sister, make a fort with your brother, etc. They will have fun, you will be helping your mom at the same time, and you might even get something out of it yourself!

7. Cook! Offer to help your mom with dinner, make muffins for a sick neighbor, whatever you feel like would be good. Cooking is very fun (for me), and I think many of you are fond of it too. If you don’t like cooking as much, now is a good time to give it another chance!

8. Visit my blog! (You don’t have to, but if you want, well, I’m not holding you back!)

9. Do art! Paint a picture, make a sculpture with clay, anything you enjoy doing art-wise. Art can be very helpful while trying to get rid of writer’s block.

10. Whatever you choose to do, do it all to the glory of God.


Well, that’s about it! I better follow my own rules and go do my science homework. I hope these tips will help you be your own doctor when YOU get writer’s block. Happy writing!

“What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.” – Jane Austen, Emma.

4 epistles:

  1. Kira says...
    Wow, that's really helpful!

  2. Kira is right, this blog post helps me alot. And my mom is proud of me for helping her!

  3. thanks for the advice!

  4. Gee, thanks chloe! i often have problems with what to write in my journal, and this really helps.


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