When I first ran a 30 day freelance writing tip series Matt Keegan who blogs at Matt’s Musings suggested that the way out of writer’s block in the middle of a project was to keep writing.
I couldn’t agree more. In fact the way out of any writer’s block is to write, or to keep writing.
Sure, as the article suggests, making sure you’re rested, not hungry, etc. helps, but until you begin again to put words on the page or screen, not much will change.
It’s odd, but even typing out a phrase like I can’t thing of what to write here… is often enough to break up the mental log jam.
In fact, we freelance writers can usually write our way out of any writing problem if we just keep at it.
Of course, stepping away from the problem for a while can also help. I find I’m often able to solve difficulties with my prose in the shower! Or sometimes I’ll wake up with the solution.
But my body and mind know that I will write – usually daily. I think that’s the main reason I don’t get serious writer’s block. I just keep writing.
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