Writing Tips

When Writer’s Block is Caused by Sickness

As noted in the introductory blog, “5 Reasons Behind Writer’s Block,” there are several reasons why writers are often prevented from writing. The six primary reasons include:

  • Lack of Time to Write
  • Sickness
  • Work
  • Lack of Creativity
  • Home Responsibilities
  • ***Fear*** (Added due to comments on original post)

The first step to overcoming Writer’s Block comes from the need to discover why the writer is blocked in the first place. Once you have establish the why you can work on how to move forward.

Sickness = Read, Watch, and Rest

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We ALL get sick from time to time, there is no way to avoid it. When we get sick, we either have the strength to sit at our computers and take the time-off of work to write or we don’t. Sometimes the best thing you can do is turn over like Cinderella and go back to bed. We are not terminators, we are not superheroes, we are human and sometimes, we have to let writer’s block win (momentarily that is). However, even in our sickness, we can prep for when we are healthy again!

So, if you are sick:

  • Put on a nice, comfy jacket, get a hot cup of tea, snuggle up on the couch and either binge watch a show you love or (even better) read a series of books that you love!
  • Keep your brain active by either watching or reading a show or book that inspires you. Something that makes you think, “I want to write something like that! Something that will entertain someone else when they’re sick.”

If you can’t write, then read; if you can’t read, then watch.

Continue to inspire yourself even in your sickness so that when you get well, you are ready to write again!

Happy Writing!

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Sometimes we all just need a little bit of Grace…

For ourselves!

This isn’t technically a writing Tip, or a blogging tip, or a college writing Tip, so who knows how I’m going to categorize this, but I still felt it was necessary to share.

So often, we are ready to extend our kindness, sympathy, and understanding to others and yet, we neglect ourselves. We expect ourselves to be perfect, never tiring, as we attempt to meet the various expectations we have set for ourselves.

Why are we so gracious with others and not with ourselves? For instance, my mind is strong but my body is sometimes weak. And I have to be okay with that. I have to give myself grace and know that sometimes I can’t be Wonder Woman. I can’t do everything I want to do. Some days I can accomplish all of the items on my “to-do” list, other days it’s half, some days, I can’t do anything.

But you know what? I’m okay with it because I’m learning to give myself as much grace as I give others.

I hope you all will learn to give yourselves the grace you deserve.