There are a few other GREAT posts similar to this from a few of my friends at YA-NA sisterhood. And this is a similar idea.
If you want to beat writers block the best was is to acknowledge that it doesn't exist.
Now I'm not trying to say that I nevet had a hard time writing. Because, BELIEVE ME, I have huge slumps. But they all have had alternate explanations. I may have other stuff going on in my life that's distracting or upsetting me. I may be pulled into other distracting things (go away Netflix). Or I may not have any ideas worth working on. Or the biggest explanation, I just don't have time, energy, or motivation to write. But these are ALL my choices or outside explanations. None of my slumps are due to a mysterious inability to write - being blocked.
I know there are some of you out there who hate me for this, or who will never agree with me. And that's okay. To each their own. But honestly, after i acknowledged that writers block doesn't exist, I had way less slumps. That's worth thinking about.
- Acknowledge it's fake and find out why you're really having a hard time - then work around that real reason
- switch it up and try something new (new piece, new genre, new piece like short story/flash)
- Take a walk
- Read a book
- Give a critique for perspective
- Get a critique on yours for a new perspective
- Schedule daily time to write
- Try writing in a new spot/place
- Try writing at a new time of day/with a different routine
- Set a timer for breaks or times to write
- Talk to a writer friend
- Take a nap (my favorite)
- Have fun, or make your writing fun again