Kiss Your Writers Block Goodbye


As creators we have all experienced the dreaded Writer’s Block in one-way or another.

Whether you’ve caught the bug for a few hours or several days, you know just how debilitating it can be.

So next time you’re feeling less-than-creative, blast your writers block with one of these three tips we love to use at Voyage.

1. Meditate

Meditation is a wonderful way to clear your mind, which comes in handy when writer’s block strikes.

Taking 10 minutes to yourself away from your creative project, technology, and other people can work wonders for the brain.

And the best part is, there is no ‘right’ way to meditate!

Sitting quietly in a cozy corner of your office for 10 minutes with your electronic devices silenced and out of sight, or counting your breaths for a couple of minutes are great ways to unplug.

We love the app Headspace at the Voyage Office and use it to meditate every morning as a team. There’s an awesome 10-day free trial that gives all levels of users wonderful guidance for how reset and find clarity. Each guided meditation is 10 minutes and is a great way to start your day!

2. Do some wacky creative writing

When you’ve been working with the same story and characters for months or years, it’s pretty easy to get bogged down by the details.

To counteract that obstacle, put down your project and write something totally different. You still get to flex your writing muscles and by focusing on a new story, you will get your creative juices flowing with little effort.

Google creative writing prompts and go to town on writing a silly story.

It also helps if you switch mediums, so if you normally work on your computer, grab a pen and paper and get to writing.

Have fun with this one!

3. Phone a friend

If you have an especially bad case of Writer’s Block, sometimes completely removing yourself from the situation is the only way to kick it.

Take your mind off of your project and give a friend or family member a call. Take a stroll down the block while you chat to enjoy some fresh air too.

*A word to the wise* Do not call your friend just to talk about your annoying Writer’s Block! You will just amplify the issue and find it even harder to cope.

Getting lost in conversation will help your mind reset and is good for the soul.

And when all else fails just remember this:

“You don’t write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say.”– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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