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6 Ways To Stay Motivated And Overcome Writer’s Block

By Mackenzie Harrison

One of the things a writer dreads the most is writer’s block. Writer’s block is when a writer feels completely uninspired, drained, and stuck. They’re unable to produce any new work, which can be incredibly stressful, especially if a deadline is set in place. The main thing to keep in mind is not to panic. With the help of just a few simple tasks, you’ll be able to prevent writer’s block, tap into your creative mindset, and unleash (book) magic in no time. Below, we’ve outlined the top ways to stay motivated and overcome writer’s block. 

1. Eliminate Distractions

When trying to tap into your creative energy, you need a no-distraction zone. Otherwise, it will be challenging to get into the mindset you need to be in to write a stellar book. Identifying your distractions and eliminating them the best you can is the first step. If you find that your phone is constantly ringing, then try shutting it off or turning it on silent until you’re done writing. 

2. Set Realistic Goals And Create A Writing Routine

It’s important to not set yourself up for failure with unrealistic goals. You can simply say “I’m going to write and complete my book in a week.” While that would be nice, it’s not realistic and it will only stress you out. Create a consistent writing routine that works for you and set realistic goals. For instance, you can shoot for writing one or two chapters a week or write a certain word count a day. Make sure that your goals are attainable, so you don’t burn yourself out. 

3. Switch Up Your Writing Environment

Typically, changing up your scenery will spark creativity and give you a fresh perspective. If you normally write at a desk, try taking your laptop outside and sitting on your porch to enjoy some sunshine while you write. You could also go to another room in your home or take your laptop to a coffee shop. 

4. Get Feedback  

Sometimes, all you need is a fresh pair of eyes and a different perspective on your story. Have a friend or family member read what you have written so far and get their take on it. 

5. Try To Free Write

Free writing is when you sit down and write for a certain amount of time with no distractions and without worrying about grammar or punctuation. You can write about anything and everything. The idea is to spark some creativity and let it flow through you so you can continue to write your book. 

6. Reward Yourself

When it comes to writing a book, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Writing a book is no easy feat, and it’s important that you reward yourself along the way for achieving certain milestones. It could be something small, like a piece of candy for completing a certain word count in one day or going for a cup of coffee with a friend if you completed a certain number of chapters in one week. Don’t forget to celebrate the little wins.

You Finished Your Book, What’s Next?

You’ve finally overcome writer’s block and finished your latest masterpiece, the next step is to create a book cover and graphics to promote your book. At Book Brush, you can create these images in just a few quick steps. You’ll be able to create a stunning cover in no time that will make your book stand out. Create your book cover and graphics today!

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