Overcoming Writers Block – Tips and Tricks

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.
God, I love you so much.
  • 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.
Robin Cook
Hello.  I’m a hack
  • 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.



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