There are thousands and thousands of articles published about how writerâ€™s block is the worst. There are even more articles on how to get over it.
However, nobody ever looks at the positive side of writerâ€™s block.
Here are a few reasons why writerâ€™s block can be a good thing.
- It forces you to take a step back. When you have absolutely no idea what else to write, the best thing to do is take a step back from your work and think about other things. Sometimes ideas come to distracted minds. Writerâ€™s block forces you to take this space from your writing.
- It can lead you to inspiration. When our beloved friend forces us to take a break from our writing, we can be led to places or things of inspiration. Even if we simply watch a movie or read another book, these distractions can lead to places of inspiration. Soon enough youâ€™ll be saying, â€œThank you writerâ€™s block, for forcing me to read that book that inspired my current work!
- ItÂ can save you from publishing a novel not worth investing time or energy into. Sometimes you have writerâ€™s block for a reason and your work may be going nowhere because there is nowhere for it to go. Without the writerâ€™s block forcing you to reread what you have over and over again, you may never realize that it just isnâ€™t worth it. Iâ€™m a firm believer in never giving up on something, but if the work isnâ€™t meant to be, youâ€™ll know it.
- It forces you to get up and move around. Sometimes writers experience writerâ€™s block as a result of sitting at the same desk or computer for too long. However, look at this in a positive light. Writerâ€™s block forces you to get up and move away from the computer. The more you get your blood flowing, the more the thoughts will flow.
Absolutely, writerâ€™s block is annoying. It stinks sometimes. Find the silver lining with writerâ€™s block, it IS there!