There is No Such Thing as Writer’s Block

This crazy “writer’s block” idea is spreading like a plague and it’s time that the myth is finally dispelled.

The reason why I have never believed in writer’s block is because I have known the solution to this supposed problem all along.

If I am ever at a loss for words I run.  Literally I run, with my legs.  I run until I know exactly what to write about.

I encourage you to test my theory.  Go for a nice long run.  A jog is fine, find a nice steady zenlike pace that works for you.

Push your boundaries, push your limit.  One of the things I love about running is how it never fails to test me. More than writing ever could.

Make your body happy with exercise and your mind will reward you with plenty of things to write about.

It works every time.

After your run sit down and try to write.  I guarantee the words will pour out of you like hot morning coffee into your favorite mug.

What is your strategy for fighting writer’s block?

Let me know with a comment below.

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5 Responses to There is No Such Thing as Writer’s Block

  1. Zemina April 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    You make a great point here!

    I’m not much of a runner, but I do love going to the gym. If I’m ever feeling down, lack any ideas on what to write about, or simply need an energy boost–a good solid workout never fails me. I always come back home feeling refreshed, happier, and ready to take on the (blogging) world.

    Another tip I suggest is to simply write about your mental block. Often times, all it takes is for you to get your fingers typing and sooner or later, within your rant about not being able to think of anything you’ll be talking about something that actually has substance.

    Also, never disregard the power of the good ol’ paper to pen method, it does wonders.

    Great post! :)

  2. Zemina April 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    You make a great point here!

    I’m not much of a runner, but I do love going to the gym. If I’m ever feeling down, lack any ideas on what to write about, or simply need an energy boost–a good solid workout never fails me. I always come back home feeling refreshed, happier, and ready to take on the (blogging) world.

    Another tip I suggest is to simply write about your mental block. Often times, all it takes is for you to get your fingers typing and sooner or later, within your rant about not being able to think of anything you’ll be talking about something that actually has substance.

    Also, never disregard the power of the good ol’ paper to pen method, it does wonders.

    Great post! :)

  3. Johanna Hoffmann April 11, 2010 at 2:20 am #

    Works for me too! When the writing stops flowing nothing like a good workout to clear your head and get it all going.

  4. Johanna Hoffmann April 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Works for me too! When the writing stops flowing nothing like a good workout to clear your head and get it all going.

  5. Kacey Prime June 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    This definitely works for me! Whenever I can't get the words right I hit the pavement.

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