Writers block! Writers block! Writers block! That evil thing many of us writers are plagued with once or twice, or all damn time in our lives. It's literally like a brick wall has miraculously been built in front of whatever we know of the English language, I have many times found myself sitting in front of that blank page in my notebook or that empty blogger box on my computer screen with nothing to write. I begin to question, if I even know how to write out my own name sometimes. It's extremely frustrating this writers block and I'm constantly finding myself standing in front of that brick wall.
I've many times during writers block actually been able to write but knowing that nothing I have written is any good, I can just write and write and it's dead, there's no life in what I'm writing and it's just no good, this happens to me more so than the complete block, it's that moment when you finish what you've written and you don't believe in it, not one word speaks back to you. I know it's not a complete block but I should be at least happy I'm writing, right?
No. I don't accept writing that I've done that I don't believe. But I don't want to talk about that side of writers block I want to talk about the side I want to conquer, the side that has that brick wall, where you can't write one thing and it happens to me all the time Yet for me there is really only one thing that gets me through this stage.
DO NOT FORCE IT
If I am not able to write about something, if I'm not 100% into it. If every word I write is alien to me, no matter how much I want to write. I step back. I won't open my notebook or blogger for however long it lasts for it to come back. I'll go do something else and sometimes if I'm lucky this will only last 2 hours, and I can deal with it lasting 2 days but then sometimes it lasts longer. My last block lasted 18 days.
I've learned that words can't be forced if there are no words there, it'd be like wringing out a dry towel looking for a drop of water, nothing is going to happen. So I find instead of wasting a lot of time only to be left disappointed, I come away and distract myself from writing, in hopes that at some time it will just hit me. I do that because I know it will come back to me and that I am in no way completely clueless to the written word. So if this happens to you more times than you like it to, just step back, do not force out words that are not there, be patient and it'll come.