10 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

  1. Is there another piece you need to write before continuing with your current project?
  2. What do you hope to end up with when you’re done?
  3. Write for 20 minutes on anything at all. Set a timer.
  4. What is your writing routine and how might you change it?
  5. What sparks your creativity? What new way of cultivating creativity could you try?
  6. What distractions do you need to eliminate?
  7. Who can help you as a sounding board? (I can! Let’s set something up.)
  8. What makes the writing process a chore? How might you change that?
  9. What is your purpose in writing this? What is your “so what?” or “therefore, we see…?”
  10. Where do you want to be in this writing process two weeks from now? Try making that an even smaller goal.