Fighting the Blank Page: Seven Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block.

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  1. Because of Jackie

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I think I do almost all of these! I've been trying to get out of my house more and write somewhere else. It forces me to write because I sort of have to if I'm sitting with my laptop at a coffee shop, and keeps me from napping or watching crap tv at home;)

  2. Pamela @

    February 12th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    These are great tips. Lately I've felt blocked on blog post topics. I feel very blah and uninspired.

  3. Helene in Between

    February 12th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Love the idea of reading a chapter from a book you love. I enjoy your wisdom on this so much!!

  4. Kenji is Here

    February 12th, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Turn off Netflix….yes! If I'm sitting in front of a TV while writing a post I can get completely thrown off and have to stop writing. The TV totally distracts me. I love all these tips!

  5. Amy Lee Scott

    February 12th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Love this, Chels! Especially the Netflix one–such a good reminder πŸ™‚

  6. Nadine Lynn

    February 12th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Sometimes I will page through a magazine that has pretty pictures and sometimes that helps.

  7. Tayler Morrell

    February 12th, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    I definitely read something in the genre I want to write, and I also review old writings of mine. I also listen to some mood music (typically Celtic or soundtracks)

  8. Katie @ A Beautiful Little

    February 12th, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    The "set a timer" and "just keep going" always work for me! Sometimes you just to push yourself.

  9. Jess

    February 12th, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Turning off Netflix is so hard to do, but a great tip.

  10. Katie

    February 12th, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Great tips! I agree– getting rid of the distractions and just getting words on paper are the most important things I make myself do.

  11. Karen M. Peterson

    February 12th, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    These are all great tips. But do I REALLY have to turn off Netflix? It's so…it's so…Yeah, yeah, okay…

  12. Lauren @ The Fledgling Journey

    February 12th, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I like to read back through my favorite passages in my favorite books or pick up whatever new book I'm reading. Sometimes that will get my thoughts going. I have to set a timer when I do this though or else I'll get caught up reading and forget to get back to writing.

  13. Girl Brooks

    February 12th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you for the shout out – I thought of you instantly when I read those quotes. My favorite tip is writing with a timer, it actually gives you a boundary to stay in!

  14. Elah Tree

    February 12th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Great tips! Writers block can be such a funk. Usually I have to take a break and do something different. It usually helps to clear my mind. πŸ™‚

  15. Jennifer Ashley

    February 12th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Such great ideas! And yes… I know I should turn off Netflix when I'm not feeling inspired but it's so hard! Thanks for the reminder!

    Jennifer Ashley

  16. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    February 13th, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Sometimes I like to get out for a walk. Peace with nature can bring me time with a lot of my thoughts that I didn't realize I had…great tips!

  17. M

    February 13th, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Every single one of these are amazing mind exercising tips. Honestly, I never really get writer's block. Maybe that's because I only write when I have something I want to write about, or maybe it's because I absentmindedly look at quotes or just write aimlessly, creating the idea without trying. There really are unlimited things to write about, because words are thoughts and thoughts are infinite.

    The Life of Little Me

  18. Jeneric Generation

    February 13th, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Yes, yes, yes, and yes! A change of scenery always does wonders for me, as well as reading a chapter from a great book. C.S. Lewis always seems to spark some creative instinct in me. These are great tips, Chelsea!

  19. twolittlepigs downunder

    February 13th, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    This is exactly what I needed to read this morning! Thanks girl πŸ™‚ Happy writing xx

  20. Chelsea Nicole

    February 13th, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    These are great tips! I've been in a place where, I've been feeling inspired but then when I go and try to write anything, I just can't do it. Going to try some of these and see if I can shake this writers block!

    -Chelsea |

  21. Crystal

    February 14th, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Reading something always helps me too for the same reason. πŸ™‚ Another thing I do is try to figure out if something about what I'm working on is off and if that's why I'm not feeling inspired to write.

  22. Rebecca Chapman

    February 18th, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I get the same feeling when I read something great or hear a well-written song. I think, "I want to write words that inspire others like this inspires me."

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