Category Archives: Writers Block

Writer’s Block: How to Avoid it and Overcome it

Anyone who writes knows that sometimes your worst enemy is yourself. Maybe you know what you want to write but you just can’t get it onto paper; maybe you don’t have any idea what to write but you know you want to write something. Don’t panic! This happens to the best of authors. Having writer’s…

How to Overcome Writer’s Block [INFOGRAPHIC]

I believe that writer’s block doesn’t really exist. If you are a writer, you write. However, there is no question that the words come more easily at some times than at others. What can you do when you are finding it hard to get the words from your brain, through your fingers and onto the…

Four Tips for Breaking through Writer’s Block

We’ve all been there: you have the perfect idea for the next great American novel, but you just can’t get around to actually writing it. Writing, unlike most other disciplines, requires keen intuition and a kind of fluidity of the mind that can be hard to harness with the many distractions and stresses of everyday…

How Authors Can Avoid Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is an often feared, but entirely preventable, obstacle to writing a book and getting published. In a nutshell, prior preparation is the key to avoid writer’s block. Writer’s block is an extreme form of stress, close to panic in its ability to interfere with an author’s productivity. The primary key to writer’s block…

101 Excuses Not to Write That Book

As a published author who has attended numerous writers groups and writers conferences over the last decade, I’ve heard lots of excuses about why people don’t write. Some of them I’ve even heard coming from myself! For fun, I came up with a list of 101 excuses why people don’t write that book they say…

Don’t Stare At a Blank Screen of Death

The thing that keeps most people from writing is the dreaded blank page. You get yourself motivated.  You sit down and turn on your word processing program.  You stare at the page.  You try to come up with the perfect first sentence.  After a few minutes you finally begin typing one.  Your next thought is…

Authors & Writers: Tips to Kick Away your Writing Demons

For writers, there will be times when you are distracted by defeating questions about your abilities to write. Here is a quote which reflects this sentiment. “The only journey is the journey within.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke Writing can churn up questions and they can start to come into our minds. When this happens, you can…

Writer’s Block: How to Get Your Pen Moving

Writer’s block can definitely be an infuriating nemesis, especially if you have ever been on a deadline. Yes, we have all been there where you put your pen to paper, or more likely, you sit and stare blankly at your computer screen for minutes, hours, and maybe even days. How do you break free of…

Best Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block and Save Your Sanity (And Your Hair!)

The dreadful writer’s block is stopping the words from flowing as they should … put these ideas to use… You’ll be amazed how fast ideas will start racing to your mind.

Write, Dangitall! Kiss Writer’s Block Goodbye

A Humble Little Post About how to Kiss Your Writer’s Block Goodbye (And Maybe Punch it in the Crotch on the way out) I’ll always remember it. Late in the spring of ’82 when I was young and the world was spread before me like something that spreads before you when you’re young. So I…