Symptoms of the Common Writer Block (And How to Fix It)

There is a dreadful affliction which strikes down even the hardiest of writers. This affliction spares no one in its ferocity and it is often thought to have no cure. Well, fellow writers, I bring good news! Below are a list of symptoms common to those afflicted by the accursed Writers Block.

Symptom.

Itchy, sore eyes.

Cure.

Find somewhere leafy and green. Lie on your back, close your eyes, and dream. Repeat every two days until symptoms subside.

Symptom.

Lack of concentration

Cure.

Instead of trying to capture your errant thoughts, follow where they lead. When you have followed those thoughts as far as they will go, empty your mind and breathe.

Symptom.

Aches and pains, particularly in the head and hands.

Cure.

Take a break from the computer. Relax, take a bath, chat with friends about the little things.

Symptom.

Restlessness

Cure.

Run. Run and run and run until you can run no further. Run without thought, without care, without reason. Do not look back, do not turn back, just keep running.

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5 thoughts on “Symptoms of the Common Writer Block (And How to Fix It)

  1. ReGi McClain says:

    Ooo… good post! However, I’d like to note that the cure to Lack of Concentration is contraindicated in individuals prone to over-thinking-itis or hyper-thought-osis. In such individuals the above treatment may cause increased mental distraction leading to brain-melt and should be avoided. An alternative treatment, such as SNISD (strategic non-interfering semi-distractors) may be available.

  2. thewritingblues says:

    Reblogged this on the writing blues and commented:
    This post had me cracking up but it had some really good advice to defeating writer’s block. Here’s an alternative to the work-through-it solution. Enjoy!

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