Writer's Block, Does It Really Exist?

Tainted Innocence By Tainted Innocence, 13th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The phase “writer's block” used a lot but does it actually exist or is it something else?

Writer's Block, Does It Really Exist?

As a writer, whether you write books, write for a newspaper or write online, it is common to come across times where you just can’t write anything no matter what and people call this a writer’s block. For different people it can differ, for some they just can’t get the ideas to write about and for others they have the ideas but just can’t physically write.

Now I am asking if this is a “Writer’s Block” or just something else. If people can’t get ideas then this could be for a number of reasons like not having a lot of sleep which would make it hard for the person to come up with ideas as their brains can‘t function as well as it could.

Another explanation for a writer’s block is that if you have been writing for a while then you just can’t write anymore as you are ‘spent’. This is perfectly normal as the human body isn’t machine that can work day & night without stopping. Just remember to take a break every now and again to give your eyes and your fingers a break from the typing.

If you are stuck for ideas then just think about what you know and what you enjoy as you are far more likely to be able to think up of things to write about. There is absolutely no point in trying to get ideas from a topic that you are clueless about.

A reason why you may not be able to write is that there is just not enough motivation, whether the motivation is money, views or to be noticed. To pass this barrier you would have to set small, short time goals and one big, long time goal so that you are actually working towards something that is passable and easy to quantify.

Not being able to write could due to mental problems like depression, this is because depression can cause people to have a lack of effort. To deal with this you would have to deal with the problem of depression directly.

A second reason for not being able to write is that it you do not have enough water or fresh food in your diet. This could mean that you eat too much junk food which makes your body and your brain feel sluggish.

These are quite a few reasons why a “writer’s block” is just a state of mind and doesn’t actually exist.

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Hey there, I'm Angus and I like writing, drawing and music. I will mostly be writing about my favourite hobby, self bondage. At the moment I am trying to focus on my blog "The Green Peps".

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author avatar Spicy
14th Jul 2011 (#)

Very interesting article

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
16th Jul 2011 (#)

I find that my mind gets too full, and cannot focus, more of a writers flood than block.

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author avatar Denise O
19th Jul 2011 (#)

My problem is, I don't get any time by myself. Too many distractions. Amongst a few other things but, as far as not having any thing to write about, I do not have writers block. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar stephaniemorris26
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

I have the same problem as Denise. Too much going on, and when I finally do get time to myself I am exhausted. But I still manage to come up with something to write.

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