So, the question is do I suffer from writer’s block? The answer is no, because I am not a writer, thus, impossible! I just suffer from non-writer’s block, nope, not that either. You see, I am an entrepreneur who writes about his knowledge, observations, education, research, innovations, thoughts, and various business, sports, hobbies, nonprofit, and philanthropy endeavors. The reality is that until I became a writer I had never really met any writers that I actually liked as a person. Today, I can no longer deny that I have become a writer and author, but I still don’t think of myself as one.
Luckily, I have changed my view of writers, yes, that means I like you as a person. As, I understand what they have to go through, the hard work involved, and the difficulty getting into and staying in the creative flow. There are many top psychologists, which write about the creative flow, and they also liken it to this mythical concept of writers block. I call it a myth because it doesn’t actually exist.
You see, no one is holding your hand preventing you from typing out a new article, or picking up a pen and writing down titles of future articles to write about. No one is stealing your writing utensil when you’re sketching out an outline of a potential work of writing. If someone tries to steal your pen, you can always stab their hand with it (just kidding). The reality is writer’s block is on your mind. Therefore, the only thing blocking you from writing is yourself.
The easiest way to overcome writer’s block is to deny its existence, and to just start writing anything. If you’re not in the mood for writing, or the words aren’t coming to you, then start writing down ideas for future articles to write about, or search around on the Internet for information, which you might include in those future articles to round out your perspective for the reader.
It is amazing to me as I read a Writer’s Digest each month that there are always articles on this concept of writers block. One of the things that I have found is that if you are writing a creative work, but you always try to get in that certain mood that you were in when your creative flow was going gangbusters, and you produced your best work, you’ll forever be searching for it and only develop bad habits as the future progresses. You shouldn’t try to put yourself in the perfect frame of mind to get started writing, rather, you just need to start writing anything, and eventually your mind will turn on when it’s ready.
Now, it is true that sometimes you’re going to have to force yourself to write even when you don’t want to, or you don’t feel you’re in the mood, or your brain is simply wiped out and tired. You must be very careful not to make it a chore, or something negative. You need to keep your writing on a positive note, but at the same time you cannot use such excuses as writer’s block to prevent you from doing what you must do. Please consider all this.