Draino For Writers
Writer’s block is self explained so there’s really no need to delve into definitions but definition is the key to your solution.
When dealing with a “block”, your first course of action should be to identify the source, the reason for the block.
Writer’s block can come in the form of distractions (less than ideal writing spaces), lack of inspiration, thought overloads and more.
After you’ve decided the potential reason for your block, come up with a solution that best suits you.
My most prominent forms of writer’s block comes from lack of inspiration and thought overloads.
Scenario 1: When I’m feeling uninspired, I can tell. The things that generally move me, make me feel nothing… Not even confusion. To test it, I try to describe how I feel about what I feel and nothing happens.
Scenario 2: When my thoughts are too many, I can also tell. There are bits and pieces of many different thoughts, feelings and stimuli that fall into words and fall into my lap but to piece them together is impossible because they don’t fit.
Solution 1: when I’m feeling uninspired, I’ve found that introducing myself to new concepts, new hobbies, new people, new settings or just flipping thru site like, tumblr, Instagram, pinterest and seeing products of other people’s inspiration usually gets me out of my funk. I might not be able to create right away but the thoughts out into motion by new stimuli are enough to get the gears going. The key to unlocking this block is time and lots of wandering.
Solution 2: write thru it! Mental overload tends to be my favorite. Days like these, I’ll write/ tweet/ blog thru blocks.
Write thru it. How? Write down every “irrelevant” thought til the right ones start flowing. It’s Draino for writers.
I write out every idea that pops up until the way is clear for the thoughts I’ve been searching for. Those random thoughts always become useful as starts, triggers or inspiration for new pieces in later moments. The key to unlocking this block is perseverance.
These are just the ones I’ve been aware of dealing with in my own art but in any case of a block, there is a key to unlock.
Happy Creating! namaste,
Kimolee Eryn is an artist and writer who believes in creating for a purpose beyond the purpose of creating. She believes that a life should be lived not just to sustain itself but to cultivate peace, love and growth in all adjacent beings and hopes to exemplify that in all she does.