Stary Writing Camp: How to Overcome Writer’s Block?

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I. Being stuck while designing the plot.

This situation mainly occurs when designing or refining the outline, when you have no idea about how to refine a vague idea you have because you lack the specific plot details. The root of this problem lies in the fact that your design is incomplete. We can try the following:

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II. Being stuck in the details.

This mainly occurs when the outline is complete and the block happens in the writing process. The writer doesn’t know how to write the plot that he or she just designed. If this happens to you, you can try the following:

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III. Non-writing adjustment

In many cases, when you have Writer’s Block, it is not as simple as not having the words when you need them. Often the problem is more profound and can be related to your emotional state, well-being, or mental health. Writing is a kind of high output work, and long-term output will cause a certain degree of emotional weakness or distress. It can produce a defeatist mentality, and you may even find yourself wanting to give up. When encountering this period of exhaustion, we need to practice good self-care.



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