Tips for tackling word barriers.
  1. Get out of your own way.
    For me, writer's block occurs when I try to write and edit at the same time. Throw your words down like they are paint on a canvas, they don't need to be perfect.
  2. Check out the book "642 Things to Write About," and you'll definitely find one, or maybe two ideas 💡
  3. Sculpt a scene.
    If you want to write an essay, narrow in on one scene. Sensory details and dialogue move the story along.
  4. Search data bases for story ideas.
    If writing reported stories is your beat, search science sites, such as "Science Daily" for recently released research studies. Now, often these studies aren't written for the general audience. Use your creativity to turn a scientific headline into an elevator pitch.
  5. Write about what you know.
    I believe writer's block also stems from pressure. Write about what you know, chances are you have a lot to say about your favorite topics.
  6. Take a break.
    Writing is a creative process, and we need breaks. After writing several stories in May-July, my brain requires a mini-rest before I start churning out ideas again.
  7. Put a new spin on an old story.
    I've heard you can recycle one story three different ways. I've yet to try this.