I get this a little more often than I like. I read somewhere that said there is no such thing as writer’s block, that you’re just uninspired.
hmmm…I think there is some truth to that. The more you do, the more active your life is, the more you’ll have to share. BUT, not every writer’s life is super exciting and not everyone is in a dysfunctional relationship. So…I’ll use me as an example. Some of my poetry comes from dark places. Some aren’t even about me. All I need to do is put myself in their shoes and feel through their heart. Like acting. You’re not going to be inspired every day. But you will have to write still.
Is it really that hard to tell a story? I don’t think so. I think there’s just so many things to write about and it’s hard to tap into something. One thing. One emotion that triggers the spark and opens the flow of thoughts.
A writer needs to be inspired, yes. In the context of what inspires individual writers (i.e. you), that you’ll figure out on your own.
I have one method I think you should start with. A method I’ve adapted myself recently. Write, EVERY DAY. Force yourself to write something, anything. Just write.
What is tried and true? Practice makes perfect.
Most writers tend to think a lot. Our minds don’t idle much. If ideas aren’t flowing then we’re thinking of why and how we can get them to start. Throughout the day, grab your smartphone and jot down possible writing topics that made it’s way to you. A conversation with a co-worker. A mishap and how you solved or didn’t solve it. On your drive to lunch someone cuts you off and you wonder…what is the rush? You could write about the benefits of preparing lunch the night before and how it saves time and money. You wouldn’t have to rush to pick up lunch on a 30-minute break and drive like an idiot. Or write about a new catchy song you just heard while getting ready. My point is, there is always something to write about. Not every piece of content you create has to be magnificent. You’re using your writing muscles and that’s important. Especially if you hope to one day write a novel. And if you’re just a blogger like me (for now), we need a lot of content to be consistent. The more drafts you have, the more you have to work with.
(I’ve thought about writing a fiction novel. I’ve even started on a couple of ideas…but it’s really a lot of work lol You have to be really dedicated.)
Conclusion, how to solve writer’s block: An idea comes in…notate it, physically. It becomes the tree trunk. Then come back later and add the branches. A week later when you need to post something, you’ll add the leaves…the finishing touches. And voila! You have a blog post 🌳🌳🌳
Write, every day. You’ll be amazed by how much you can actually create with tiny little thoughts that happen daily.