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My Personal Experience With Writer’s Block

As a writer, one of the things I struggle with the most is ideas. Finding different subjects to write about that will interest my readers and get people wanting to come back to my blog. Yes, I have my book and video game reviews I write whenever I finish reading a book or play a video game long enough to grasp the basic gameplay and style. But those aren’t the only forms of writing I want on my blog. So I post poems and short fictional pieces whenever I haven’t finished a book or spent time playing video games. 

One of the biggest struggles a writer has to overcome on a daily basis is writer’s block. It’s where your trying to write, but you just can’t. No words come to you and your mind feels like a confusing puzzle you’re trying to solve. You want to write, but you just can’t. 

As a writer, I’ve had many experiences with writer’s block. I remember having many moments where I knew I wanted to write, but just couldn’t. I’d sit in my writing space with all the tools needed, but everything I tried to write was complete garbage. So I’d call it a day and come back to writing later. Sometimes that worked, sometimes it didn’t. 

When I experience writer’s block, I feel like my brain is overwhelmed with all these ideas, but I just can’t focus on which one I want to write about. Or sometimes, I literally have nothing to write about because I can’t focus on writing at all. Both these forms of writer’s block for me result in me not writing anything down, even though I know I want to write. 

There are many ways I overcome my own struggles with writer’s block. Sometimes, I make the decision to come back to writing later after getting a good night’s sleep or when I feel like I can write again. Sometimes, I decide to use writing prompts to get my mind focused on a topic to write about. And sometimes, I just think “screw it,” and try to write anyway. 

There is no one exact way for a writer to overcome writer’s block. What works for me isn’t going to work for everyone else just like what works for everyone else isn’t guaranteed to work for me. 

Writer’s block is a problem all writer’s experience at some point during their writing journey. There is no one solution for overcoming it just like there’s no guarantee you won’t experience writer’s block again. The best thing you can do as a writer is come up with your own plan for overcoming writer’s block when it decides to strike. And just maybe, you’ll be able to write once more. 

Writing Prompts to Stop Writer’s Block

Inspired by Andrea Badgley’s blog Butterfly Mind, I’ve been doing writing prompts every day.

Writing prompts are a form of free writing that allow the writer the chance to write about any topic on their mind. These prompts can be anything from a question to an inspirational quote you enjoy. But the purpose of these prompts is to get the writer to write. To stop writer’s block and get the writer to write whenever they want to about whatever they want.

As a writer myself, I experience writer’s block on a daily basis. There are moments whenever I feel the itch to write, but struggle to put words down. These moments make it difficult for me to want to write.

However, after reading Badgley’s blog post about writing prompts and creating my own prompt box, I’ve been dealing with writer’s block a whole lot less.

Since I don’t have any small boxes in my house to use, I’ve been using a Ziploc bag for all of my writing prompts. It doesn’t take up a whole lot of space and I believe it works just as well for me.
Since I don’t have any small boxes in my house to use, I’ve been using a Ziploc bag for all of my writing prompts. It doesn’t take up a whole lot of space and I believe it works just as well for me.

I’ve felt the itch to write again. To put my own thoughts and words to paper. And while the times I feel inspiration don’t necessarily happen when I want them to, I’m happy to say that these writing prompts have helped me out a lot.

I enjoy doing them so much that I’m going to start posting some of the prompts I’ve created on my blog for all of you to see. Now, I won’t be posting all of the writing prompts I’m doing, just the ones I feel like I could easily incorporate into my blog and that I think you’ll enjoy reading.

But I want to share more of my writing with you. I want this blog to showcase my work, my personal journey as a writer. And I believe I can do that by sharing more of my writing with you.

So while I don’t plan on including all of my writing prompts on here, I will start putting some of them on here for you all to see.

If there are any prompts you’re interested in me writing, please leave a comment below or reach me at my email address

If you’re a writer struggling with writer’s block, writing prompts are the way to go. They’ve helped me overcome writer’s block and I believe they’ll help you too.

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