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How does an author handle "writer's block?"

You think you've got it all figured out. You believe that the storyline is progressing so well and that the characters are so well-developed that the only thing you are concerned about is whether your work will be recognized or not.

Until suddenly, your story breaks down, your enthusiasm for the plot wanes, and you begin to look for a finer version of a story than the one you just created. You begin to start by deleting a sentence after another, putting doubt on where it starts, and find yourself spending hours or even days on one piece as you struggle to write since your words aren't coming out well. But then, you fight back and focus your efforts elsewhere. You flit between different pages, reading stories that pique your interest and arouse your ideas. However, this still does not sufficiently construct a whole concept. So, when you initially notice your voices, you understand that they are harmless and simply think that you're finding yourself being more creative. But as time goes on, you cannot shrug off the feeling that maybe you are losing your storytelling abilities and you're doomed to write basic, technical content for the rest of your life.

Have you ever felt this way before? If so, you have encountered a point in your writing career in which you had writer's block.

The issue known as writer's block occurs when an author cannot come up with new content or develop fresh ideas. However, you should know that this will only last for a limited time. It can linger for up to an hour or a year. Writer's block is indeed a frustrating experience regardless of how long it lasts. So, if you're currently facing writer's block, here are some lists to help you deal with the situation:

  • Distract yourself by writing about your writer's block frustration. As Charles Bukowski once stated, "Writing about having a writer's block is better than not writing at all." So, use your situation and temporarily distract yourself from what you've been working on to freshen up your memory.

  • Head out for a walk. To get creative, a simple walk will help you produce plenty of ideas. Writer's block might cause anxiety, so walking and breathing fresh air will help you feel at ease and disconnected from any bothersome concerns.

  • Finally, don't be hesitant to seek advice. Consult with other writers about their own experiences with this to gain some inspiration, then take note of how they handle it and then try it for yourself.

Don't let a brief loss of inspiration run you off of your lifelong dream of writing. In your writing journey, it's normal to be disheartened as obstacles present themselves. Once you become stalled, it's crucial to take a pause and rekindle the excitement that first drove you to get started.

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