having a writer's block...

Philippines
July 24, 2012 3:36am CST
What do you do when you experience writer's block? I tried surfing the internet looking for topics but i can't seem to write anything clever about them. Any tip will help. Thank you.
3 responses
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
24 Jul 12
It depends on what genre you are writing under. If it is article, novel, or short story writing you just search for ideas on that particular topic or subject, etc. It also pays to have tools that will enable you to find answers and content to what you're writng about.
@velentina (893)
• Mauritius
24 Jul 12
Write about your experiences. Writing will come easily if you write something which happened to you or your friend or someone you know well. Even if you think you are writing garbage someone else will find it nice. So do not underestimate yourself. Continue writing. One day you will become a professional. Goodluck.
• United States
24 Jul 12
1. Keep writing. It doesn't matter what you are writing, as long as you are writing. Some days you will fill pages with garbage and nothing will come out of it. Other days, you'll hit on something that will just work for you. There is not controlling it, no bottling the secret potion, it just works when it works and doesn't all the same. Sucks, but that's the truth. 2. Shift gears. Find something else creative to do. Draw, paint, tear up magazines and glue collages, it doesn't matter just focus on some other creative outlet. 3. Go analog. Step away from your computer, grab a pen and a notebook and scribble out whatever words come to your mind. And don't be discouraged when it comes time to type out what you've handwritten and discover that your 20 pages of feverish scribbling only equals 500 words... LOL that's the part I have trouble with.