I know that in addition to readers and bookbloggers, some of my followers are authors or aspiring to be authors. Therefore, when approached by Freewrite to post this infographic on Fictionophile, I readily agreed. The following is a guest post written by Freewrite’s Community Relations Manager, Jeff Oxford.Understanding Writer’s Block
Writer’s block can happen to anyone and at any time. While there are people claiming that this is just an excuse for the laziness to write, writer’s block is very much real and really leaves you in a creative slump. And different writers have different ways to overcome it.
But what exactly happens when you have writer’s block?
For some people, writing becomes impossible. They’d sit down in front of their laptops and try to get a sentence running but end up with a blank screen. But there are also those who still can produce some work while using a distraction-free typewriter—but it’s work that either doesn’t showcase their best abilities or is simply not good enough.
If you’re new to writing and haven’t experienced this yet, you’re in luck. However, it’s best to know what you may be in for should this psychological inhibition were to ever affect your writing flow. Otherwise, you may find yourself at a loss and unable to get out of the creative drought that stops all your productivity at work.
Understanding what could cause writer’s block is one thing but being able to identify the symptoms to it is of utmost importance as well. You may simply be distracted and unable to focus, feel like you lack inspiration, or draw a blank when trying to come up with a catchy sentence—or experience all these at the same time and not know that you’re already experiencing writer’s block.
So how can you overcome it? Find out how with this informative infographic, and if you should happen to be plagued by this curse called writer’s block, may your muse return to you soon.