Writer’s block is a myth – do you believe that? Many writers have been wondering if writer’s block is a figment of imagination or if writer’s block is a myth. The truth is that many writers have subscribed to the notion that writer’s block is real and have been beating themselves up to see a way to escape the sledgehammer that comes with it.
Well, I’m about to burst your bubbles – there is never a thing called “Writer’s Block”. If you have been working with that presumption all these while, I guess it is time you took a seat and understand the true situation of things.
Is Writer’s Block Real or Fallacy?
You are wondering if there is an atom of truth in the claims that writer’s block is real. You are also bothered about not becoming a victim of writer’s block if it is real. Is writer’s block actually real or is it an antic brought on to scare away writers?
On the one hand, I don’t actually believe that writer’s block is the same as what it is painted to be. I have lived with that notion before and I can tell you that it is not what you think it is. Writer’s block is like any other problem you can face as a writer. How you handle it matters. If you go about it the right way, it will be easier to solve. But if you decide to allow it to take the better part of you, it will be disastrous.
On the other hand, writer’s block is not real. You can consider it fallacy because the facts I have here go to show that writers have been led along all these while without their knowledge.
That said; I present to you the three (3) reasons that reveal why writer’s block is a myth and nothing else.
1. You Don’t Know Enough
Like someone that sees failure staring at him all around and doesn’t know how to go about it, it is clear that writers are the problems here and not any “Writer’s Block”. Why is that so? Because many writers have limited information/ideas – they do not know enough and therefore turn to writer’s block to heap the blames.
Not knowing enough can come in different forms. It could be your inability to understand the needs of your target audience, and since the needs of the target market are important, not understanding it can make you lose clarity. It could also be a difficulty in coming up with ideas and killer content that can stop people on their tracks.
When writers do not know enough about what they intend writing on; it means they may find it hard to zero in on the small but extremely significant details because they haven’t done enough research about it.
Now, are you suffering from writer’s block or you simply do not have the ideas about the content(s) you want to create?
You may want to consider effective ways to structure your contents so you don’t become infatuated with writer’s block.
2. You are not in the Mood
There is no denying that writers tend to suffer many emotional lapses in the course of their careers. That can put them off and make it challenging for them to be in the mood to write. Hence, you may not be suffering from writer’s block in the first place. You are only not in the mood to write.
You have a big worry or problem that sits long in your mind and you don’t know how to solve it. Typical of humans, such a problem or worry tends to put you out of your creative line for long except you tackle it.
Also, not being in the mood can be because you have preference for a project over the other. Ideally, some writers may want to concentrate more on landing a better client or working on tasks/projects they feel are better and more advantageous than the others are. By the time they decide to take on the other projects they “dumped” they will discover that it can be difficult because they lack the zeal.
So, you see? It can be a pretty tough choice and it is not wise to attribute your preference for more exciting projects to other “non-exciting projects” to writer’s block.
3. That Your Confidence is Dead and Buried Makes Writer’s Block a Myth
What happens to your self-esteem when you are not making it improve? The answer is that it diminishes and it will only be a matter of time before your confidence and self-worth will be questioned by you.
It is time to get rid of that little voice in your head that continues to tell you that you are worthless and can never be successful at what you do. It comes into play when you get new job, take the brief, and as you are about to start working on it, it seems your brain was removed and tossed out of the window.
Hush that little “nay-saying” voice to silence and carry on!
What Do You Think?
Do you believe writer’s block is a gimmick meant to keep writers in suspense and worry? Do you think it is a plan to make more writers be overly conscious and lose focus in the process? What do you really think – do you think writer’s block is real or it is a myth?
Let me know in the comment section!