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Writer’s Block: 25 Things To Do When You Can’t Write

When the words don’t flow …

When the words don't flow

  1. Create a list.
  2. Read good writing.
  3. Listen to music.
  4. Write down ideas.
  5. Research.
  6. Read the news.
  7. Watch a good movie.
  8. Watch a terrible movie.
  9. Recite a poem.
  10. Phone a friend.
  11. Exercise.
  12. Take a walk.
  13. Read the dictionary.
  14. Visit a garden or do some gardening.
  15. Visit the beach.
  16. Go to the mall and people watch.
  17. Try free writing.
  18. Take a nap.
  19. Print out and edit previous writings.
  20. Write a letter to someone you admire.
  21. Meditate.
  22. Cook something.
  23. Imagine everything you would write if you had a limited time.
  24. Create an outline.
  25. Write anyway.


How do you deal with writer’s block?




“If you can quit, then quit. If you can’t quit, you’re a writer.”  R.A. Salvatore


“If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.”  Kingsley Amis


” Why would we write if we’d already heard what we wanted to hear?”  James Richardson


“A professional writer is someone who writes just as well when they’re not inspired as when they are.”  Philip Pullman


 Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.”  Madeleine L’Engle

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