Writing

A Weird Trick to Get Out of a Writer’s Block and How It Worked for Me

Vanessa H.
Writers’ Blokke
3 min readMay 8, 2023

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As a writer, I am all too familiar with the dreaded "writer’s block." There have been times when I have spent hours staring at a blank page, unable to come up with a single idea. And while I know that the best way to overcome this is to just keep writing, sometimes it feels like an impossible task.

So there I was, a lazy writer, stuck in a writer’s block that seemed impossible to overcome. I had been sitting at my desk for hours, scrolling through social media, trying to distract myself from the fact that I was getting nothing done.

But then, something happened. I received a message from an old friend Jane, whom I hadn’t talked to in years. As we caught up, I mentioned my struggles with writing and how I was feeling stuck.

To my surprise, my friend had some advice for me. She suggested that I try a writing exercise that she had used in the past to help her overcome her own writer’s block. The exercise was simple:

Set a timer for 10 minutes and write without stopping, even if it doesn’t make sense or is completely unrelated to what you’re working on.

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Vanessa H.
Writers’ Blokke

Explicit | Medicine Graduate and a Content Creator By Passion.I love to write about things I love — Social media, E-commerce, Marketing, Well being and Art.