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 @ alittleglitter.com

    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 Adventure.com

    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.

    http://mimiandchichi.com/

  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
    http://www.prettylittledetails.ca

  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.

    -M
    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 | http://catsandcappuccino.blogspot.com/

  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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