Few things are worse, like e-mails typed in Comic Sans or anal skin tags, than writer’s block. I’ve compiled a list of eight steps to combat creative constipation when it strikes:
2. Read something similar to what you’re writing about by someone else and gently paraphrase what they wrote.
3. Don’t do #2.
4. Do anything you can to take your mind off whatever is giving you a block. Take a walk, read one of your favorite books, or peruse Etsy for 33 hours straight for DIY spring themed ankle bracelets. This will re-charge your creative batteries and allow you to take a breath of fresh creative air that will open your creative passageways. Google “creativity.”
5. Read Yahoo! Answers in a shrill, drunken Southern housewife’s voice and have yourself a hearty, knee-slapping laugh. “Comedy nourishes your mental capacity and allows you to think freely,” (Source: WebMD.com).
6. Write a piece called “8 Easy Steps to Alleviate Writer’s Block” and try to stop being blissfully ignorant of your own writer’s block. Attempt to write again.
7. Still nothing.
8. Repeat #1 until the words start flowing again.