The End of Writer’s Block: 10 Literary Laxatives

10 Proven Techniques for Writers and Non-Writers to Get Around Writer’s Block

Herbert Lui
Sep 30, 2014 · 10 min read

Writer’s block is a phony, made up, BS excuse for not doing your work.

I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.

1. Creativity: Interviews > Drugs

2. Research Offline

3. Set a Timer

4. Write Three Pages Upon Waking Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQDjS5K1fU

5. Explain the Idea in One Sentence

6. Use Your Frustration: “If Only…”

7. Revisit Old Notes and Fragments

8. Change Your Physical Environment

9. Use Rituals

10. Try Different Instruments

Closing Thoughts


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Herbert Lui

Written by

I write about creativity and psychology. Get the best of what I read and my articles on creativity (read by 300,000 others): http://herbertlui.net/best-of-books

The Swipe File

Writing insights.

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