Death to Writer’s Block

Writer’s block can be one of the most annoying things to experience as a writer. Especially when you have a deadline approaching and you have waited until the last minute to do your assignment. But we are all human though, right? Well, I, for one, say Death to the dreaded writer’s block. I’m sure you have researched and read about plenty tips and tricks on how to attempt to rid yourself of this nuisance. Whether they have worked for you or not, I just wanted to let you know mine.

RELAX! I know this may sound just a little weird, but go get a glass of red wine and RELAX. By a glass of wine, I don’t mean 4 or 5. The purpose of this glass of wine is to simply to loosen you up just a tad bit. One of the main sources of writer’s block is stress. Not only is a glass of red wine good for your heart, but it is also proven to be very beneficial to the health of your brain. So kick back, relax, and free yourself from the everyday stress that may be plaguing your brain and preventing the creative juices from flowing.

READ SOMETHING! And by saying this I mean anything. Read poetry, literature, newspapers, short stories etc. Reading will stimulate your brain, I can almost guarantee it. When I read, it sparks various thoughts and emotions. You would be surprised at the ideas that will begin to formulate in your head.

NEVER STOP WRITING! Whatever phrase, thought, title, or anything that comes to mind, be sure to write it down. Being writers, we have the most outlandish and downright interesting thoughts. Unfortunately, we neglect to write these things down and we end up simply forgetting about them. Every crazy thing that comes to your head that you find vaguely interesting, write it down. If you don’t have time to elaborate on the thought at that very moment, by all means make a note to elaborate on your thoughts later. You’ll find that at the end of your elaboration, you will have produced an amazing piece of work or works that your readers will thoroughly enjoy.

RESEARCH! Google is one of my best buddies. Check out some of the trending topics throughout the day to get a feel for what’s going on around you. Watch the news or download a news application on your phone to keep you updated on the latest happenings. You never know when a particular event or issue could spark your interest enough to research and delve deeper by writing on the topic.

DO SOMETHING FUN! Don’t be so hard on yourself. Go out with friends, read a nice novel, go pamper yourself, or whatever makes you feel 100%. Just know that you are a great writer, and writer’s block happens to the best of us. Even me!

Death to Writer's Block -- says this writer! She provides five great tips for writers having a difficult time getting words on the page.

Lisa Crump
Mother of Airen Kennedy and Journey Leigh, Lisa is a poet, published book author, and freelance writer. Currently, she is working on her newest book, a collection of poems entitled, “I Write The Journey”. She lives by her favorite quote, “I am my problem, but I am also my solution”. You can find her hanging out in Midtown Memphis, curled up with her favorite book at your local Starbucks, or taking walks along the banks the Mississippi River as she still continues to write her journey.
Lisa Crump

Lisa Crump

Mother of Airen Kennedy and Journey Leigh, Lisa is a poet, published book author, and freelance writer. Currently, she is working on her newest book, a collection of poems entitled, “I Write The Journey”. She lives by her favorite quote, “I am my problem, but I am also my solution”. You can find her hanging out in Midtown Memphis, curled up with her favorite book at your local Starbucks, or taking walks along the banks the Mississippi River as she still continues to write her journey.