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Ever felt that moment when, in the middle of a story, you become stuck? This can happen to all writers. 
   Here are ten simple suggestions to guide you when, “writer’s block,” and other obstacles occur. 

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Have faith in yourself!  

   You know the saying by Henry Ford, "If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!"

   What we say to ourselves is important.  Remember back when you did well at something. I’m sure there were stumbling blocks to overcome, you pushed through and it happened.

If you hit that spot again, remind yourself of your past successes.

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Get started! 

   Sometimes, starting a project or writing a story is hard but it won’t happen until you start.
Even if you start with fifteen minutes a day, it's better than not writing anything at all.
The good news is, once you begin, you may not want to stop.

"The secret to getting ahead is getting started." Mark Twain

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Make time! 

   Create a specific schedule to write each day. When are you the most productive? In the morning or evening? Notice when you are full of ideas and use that time the best to your ability.

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Follow a routine.

   Once you figured out when your ideas come, create a routine to write. Stick to your plan every day.
   Morning seems the best for me. Afternoon or evening may work for you. Once you create a routine, it will turn into a habit. 

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Get inspired!  

   Look at photos, magazines, or view splendid paintings and art. If you're writing on a certain subject, surround yourself with something that pertains to your writing. If you're writing a novel, listen to music from that period of time
   Does an idea come to mind? A notion? A feeling?

   "One picture is worth ten thousand words." Chinese Proverb

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Don’t be shy to ask for help!

   Visit with a friend, family member, or a writers group for their insights. Many times they will catch something. We’re so close to what we've written, it's hard for us to see. 

   Try and keep an open mind to what feedback others can give. 

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Take a break.

   Go for a walk or do your favorite exercise. Work on your favorite hobby. 

Sometimes, getting away from where you write, is all you need to get past where you’re stuck.


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Break your work into segments.

   Giving attention to the whole story can be daunting. Break it into parts and concentrate on just that. 
   Check out different words that will inspire you to finish an idea. 
   Research a topic to complete that section.


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Trust your gut instincts!

   Have you ever written a sentence or segment you can’t get past that nagging sense something isn’t right? Either try to change it, or cut parts out of your story. For me, sometimes removing words or sections have been my best choice.

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Never Give Up!

Last, but not least, never give up! Keep going!
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What suggestions do you have for when you’ve hit an obstacle? 

Leave a comment below to share your ideas.

As always, happy reading and writing!


05/23/2017 8:30am

Nice post, Rosie. Good information and encouragement! Stepping away is difficult for me because I feel like I am not being productive, but at the same time invariably come back refreshed and accomplish more.

05/23/2017 8:50am

Thanks for your comment James!
I know exactly what you mean about not being productive when we step away.
I've had times when I have been forced to with computer problems, power outages, etc. I've noticed those times I had to find something else to do and it refreshes me. It's something we don't think about until it happens.

Great advice and thanks again!

05/26/2017 2:36pm

Enjoyed reading the post, all the required stuff a writer needs to work on some project is available here, The points which are given here are really very important for a writer, Inspiration is the basic requirement of some creation.

05/27/2017 6:46am

Thank you for leaving your comment and information.

I'm glad you enjoyed this blog post.

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06/09/2017 7:11pm

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This article is great for people especially to authors, writers, people who have a great interest in writing and even to those individuals who creates stories on online platforms who needs tips regarding how they should handle writer’s block. I really love reading books, I have my own book shelf in my room and well, you can consider me as a bookworm and sometimes, I write as well. I love writing poems or short stories and I even attempted to write on an online platform but I realize that I can’t do it continuously for I always experience this thing called “writer’s block”, I am afraid that my readers will start getting mad at me for not updating my stories so I start looking for blogs or websites that could help me and give me tips on how I can handle this and I found yours, your website is really full of tips that I can use whenever I have writer’s block. To sum this up, I would like to thank you for inspiring and encouraging us with your words.

07/03/2017 10:22am

Hello, and thanks you for stopping by to leave your comment and kind words today.
The best of luck to you in your writing journey!

Thanks again,


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