I was sitting in front of my tablet, looking down at a blank screen wondering what to write down. Could it be that I have writer’s block?
Then a friend and fellow blogger from the Power Affiliate Club (William O’Toole) suggested that I write about writer’s block.
Why do we get stumped with writing? Have we used up all the creativity in our brains?
I recently read an article by Maria Konnikova titled “How to Beat Writer’s Block” http:// http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/how-to-beat-writers-block.
In it shes states that ; “Writer’s block has probably existed since the invention of writing, but the term itself was first introduced into the academic literature in the nineteen-forties, by a psychiatrist named Edmund Bergler”. Edmund studied writers who suffered from “neurotic inhibitions of productivity,” in an attempt to determine why they were unable to create—and what, if anything, could be done about it.
Basically “neurotic inhibitions of productivity ” is a scientific name for writers block.
Throughout the years many studies have been done by psychologist to determine why and how writers become unproductive.
The The Center For Writing offers suggestions to aid writers with breaking the cycle of blockage and keep the creativity flowing.
Taking Notes — Keep a note pad handy at all times. Jot down ideas when they pop into your head. Look at your list, gather the information and start creating.
Brainstorming — Just as you did in high school or college, begin the habbit of brainstorming thoughts. Eventually the best ideas will pop out at you, allowing the next article to be written.
These are just a few ideas. Write about things you know. Research, read other articles, take notes and most importantly WRITE SOMETIHING!
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