The Simplicity of Overcoming Writer’s Block

No doubt, I’ve had my share of writer’s block in the past, but whenever I go over my years of blogging entries, I am amazed at the output that’s been done, whether good or bad.

I think the simple solution is to write!

Well, easier said than done, yes?

But let’s examine this blog entry for example. I initially felt I was feeling that I had a little writer’s block this morning, and I churn away at this post about writer’s block.

I think that one has to simple write whatever’s on one’s mind at the time, however non-sensical it might be. You can go over what you wrote afterwards and edit, change or add to what’s been written.

There are so many methods of overcoming writer’s block, you just have to experiment to find out what works best for you at that given moment.

One easy trick is to read other people’s blogs and respond to what they’ve written. It’s not necessarily a critique on what’s been said, but maybe a general means to get that seed going to start your own blog post.

I also have a lot of categories, so it helps me to simply look at those categories to get a general idea for my next post.

Theoretically speaking, you could write a blog entry out of 4-5 of your categories per day if you have the inclination.

But the main thing is to write and just get the ball rolling, and not try to over-think things in your head.

You might not create a new blog entry on the spot, but you might have several drafts that you can always look back on later when the inspiration hits you.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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