Let's face it, most writers get stuck at sometime in the writing process.
Maybe it is the first sentence, the first paragraph, finishing, procrastination, poor habits, etc. no matter what the reason the obstacles are there.
As a writing instructor and author I have seen students struggle, and I have personally wrestled with writing.
Writer's block come in many ways, but you can get unstuck.
Here are three reasons most writers get stuck and ways you can breakthrough and write again.
Unscheduled Writing. Unplanned writing is disastrous for the writer who wants to produce. Writing must be scheduled. Take the time to really look at your schedule. Determine when you can write. Are you a morning or night person? Find a time that you can block off for the purpose of writing.
Overthinking. This is a big one for most writers because writing is thinking; however, if you overthink and fail to write, then nothing gets done. Overthinking is planning in your head. Transfer these thoughts by writing them in a notebook. Check out our Research Notebook to help you get those thoughts on paper.
Mental Blocks. Henry Ford said, "If you think you can or can't you are right." Change your thoughts, and you can change your life. The first key to eliminating mental blocks is awareness. Mental blocks can keep you from moving forward. Eliminate your mental blocks by creating a list of positive affirmations or scriptures you can use when negative thoughts creep in. Remember you are the gatekeeper of your thoughts. Guard what is allowed in and remove anything that keeps you from moving forward in your writing.
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