So you’ve got a case of writers block, huh? Sucks. I’ve been there. I’ve tried almost all of these techniques. Let me know in the comments if any of them work for you.
- Spend more time on Twitter. That’s got to help, right?
- Because you’re a writer, you obviously know how to play the ukulele.
Spend a couple hours just giving it to that thing, like really playing the shit out of it.
- If you’re married, or in a relationship, tell your partner you’d like to cash in your “Free Writers Block Fuck Ticket”. Let me know if this actually works.
- Go running, but switch it up a little. Instead of wearing shoes, wear slippers.
- Break out of your rut. If you normally write niche fiction, try writing a best-seller. If you normally write best-sellers, trying writing a book that is horrible.
- Just remember that on a cosmic scale, nothing we do matters and eventually all of our efforts will be forgotten to the mists of time.
- If you’ve made some kind of writing-pact with Satan, now is the right time to get out the contract and check for fine print. He can be sneaky, that Satan.
- Listen to music, but not Fleetwood Mac, because all that does is make you want to be with Stevie Nicks, like forever, and the next thing you know you’ve written a letter to her that will almost certainly get you arrested if anyone ever saw it.
- Head into your local humane society and say “one bag of cats, please” and offer them a nickle. This has nothing to do with writing, but I think the humane society always has too many cats and I’m pretty sure this would work.
- Find a book you like and burn it, while chanting to a random combination of Wiccan Gods. I understand this is how Robin Cook got his start.
- Try not to think about how this is probably permanent, and you’ll never succeed and – oh shit, you’re thinking about it, aren’t you?
- I guess watch movies on Netflix? It’s what you’re going to do anyways.
- Spend more time on my blog. It’s a great way to waste time
- Don’t panic. All writers block means is you’re working on the wrong story. Start something new. Seriously. You’ve got this.