All the writers out there who are currently reading this, exactly know how bothersome a writer’s block can be. The feeling of unproductive inaptness eats away on the inside, leaving you with feelings of complete absurdity. Now you may say that I might be over-exaggerating it, but if you are a writer; I am sure you can feel my pain. So here are a few things you could do while suffering from the dreadful ailment of a writer’s block:
1- READ! This seems to always work for, reading a novel, a book, poetry or ANYTHING that provides you the right intellectual stimulus. Who knows you might even find some inspirations between the pages.
2- Go inactive- Another thing that may work, is immersing yourself in a mundane activity, as your conscious mind focuses on the dull tasks; your sub-conscious gets active.
3- Go out- a little fresh air is always good. You can’t come up with masterpieces if you confine yourself in the four walls of your room. A decent conversation with a friend/stranger or just admiring the nature can get you back on track.
4- The Pot – No I am not talking about the famous song by the band ‘Tool’ – a tad of that God’s mighty plant always does the trick that is if you are into that kind of thing and if not; I strongly suggest you should.
5- Forced Writing – This may not work for some, but it has proven to be quite helpful for me. Can’t write? Try penning down 200 words of gibberish, you re bound to get somewhere eh?
6- Go on a bender – This is somewhat a continual episode of the aforementioned postulate number 4. Go out, get intoxicated, blaze and do the most random of things you wouldn’t normally do, that is sure to hit some chord.
7- Fall for the wrong guy/girl – Many a famous and prominent poetic pieces came from the most forlorn and broken spirited people. You can’t exactly make that happen, but if you find yourself in such a situation, just try looking at the silver lining, ergo – good literary ventures!
8- Empathy – Needless to say feeling or sensing other people’s pain if nothing else, sure does get intriguing. Go on a stroll and talk to the homeless, less fortunate and physically/mentally impaired people. Even Oscar Wilde went to an asylum just to observe the ‘insane’.
9- Music – this may or may not go with point number 4, though if you prefer it to be; then only it is okay to confine yourself in your chambers and just wander off into imaginirium.
10- Travel – the word itself requires no further elucidation. Travel !!!! and see what the world has in store for you.