Monster named Writer’s Block-Let’s kick it away #writetribeproblogger

I  don’t know why it happens but it does happen at times. Sometimes you hold a pen & paper and your words flow like a river and you are able to pen down 3-4 pages just in few minutes. On the other hand there are also times when you sit in your favourite corner planning to write something creative but it’s like somebody is pushing you backwards, somebody is scratching your words with its big nails .  You write the name of a topic and start with the first few words. But you cut them and write another few words trying to make an effective language but again you mark a line across those words because they didnt come out as you wanted it to be.

You go to the other room or balcony if the change of vibes may help you out. But again you feel like there is no fragrance of words around which can soothe your heart .

Same was happening with me  since yesterday . I tried a walk, watched one of my favourite movies on TV and took a quick nap too but I dont know why  this Monster called Writer’s Block has kept my mind blocked.

Is this Monster named Writer’s Block disturbing you too ??

I tried to analyze why it was happening and what could be done to kick this monster away . Thinking and thinking, my mind concluded  these points :-

I think this Monster called Writer’s Block must be  because of lack of love and emotions. Whatever I was trying to think and write upon, my thoughts or words lacked the love and emotions . If it was a topic straight from my heart , then this monster just couldn’t block my  way . It must be lack of loving thoughts  that make incomplete blogposts or unhappy ones.  Afterall, Love has the power to conquer any devil .

Another reason I could analyze was the lack of reading for the last few days. Reading acts as a motivator in anyone’s  writing process. If I am not reading , my thinking capacity gets stagnant . Just like Iron rusts without use and stagnant water starts  stinking   , In the same way , not reading saps your mental health . How can a human mind  exhale beautiful words when  it is not  inhaling  something positive constantly.

One of the important points  my mind could think was  that hearty laughs are a must to blow this monster (called Writer’s Block )away . A good laugh is a stress buster as it helps in oxygenation of blood flowing to the brain . As a result the mind would be able to stay focussed on whatever task you are working on.

So Lets we all  blogger friends keep giggling, keep  reading each other and keep writing good,better,best . We together can strengthen to keep this  monster called Writer’s Block far away .

I am taking part in WriteTribe #writetribeproblogger Challenge October 2017




Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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16 Responses

  1. Happens to me all the time! And for what you said about reading, the same holds good for me too! If I don’t read enough, I find no motivation to write as well!

  2. Nidhi GS says:

    I too felt same way Monika, not for a day but for 2 years

  3. Prasanna says:

    It happens to me all the time. I had stopped blogging for more than a year and then I took up the Pro Blogger challenge just to push myself. Initially I had absolutely no ideas and it felt alien to sit and write something. But now on my 7th post, I can write a post within 20-30 minutes. I think the best way to tackle writer’s block is by writing, to force yourself to write anything. Even if it’s a personal diary. And of course reading also helps in keeping the creative mind working.

  4. Amrita says:

    How delightful .I feel reading is a must for the mind to learn and wander at the same time.We need distraction from our own thoughts to write easily .Insightful.

  5. I definitely agree with you on the need to read in order to find motivation and inspiration! Too many writers nowadays think they’re too busy writing to read anything. Eventually, the well runs dry. I wonder if we shouldn’t impose a week of nothing but reading and listening, followed by a week of writing and, if truly inspired, speaking. Maybe the world would be a quieter, more considerate place. 🙂

    I also think that “writer’s block” is really a manifestation of having nothing to say that’s worth the effort of typing or writing it out. It may be a creative urge that really wants to get out in some other form – painting, music, fiber arts, crafts… and we’re trying to shove it into words. Grab your camera or sketchbook and go for a walk. Pick up your knitting needles or crochet hook. Maybe your creativity needs a more tangible expression – or a tasty one! Go bake something magnificent. The more we force it, the less inclined we are to write.

    That said, writing is work and it takes discipline. It takes practice. Sometimes writer’s block is just a manifestation of perfectionism and uncertainty or fear. Get over it and write some crap. You can – and should – edit it later. That, too, is a needed skill.

    • Monika says:

      I like ur concept that may be mind neeeds to put the creativity in some other form -music or painting or cooking. In my case music certainly helps . Other very imp factor as u mentioned is uncertainty of fear. But we will never be able to do it if we want it to just perfect. Nobody is perfect , we all are learners , only at different levels. Thanks Holly, btw where r u from ?

  6. Alice Gerard says:

    That is right. Writer’s block is that evil nemesis. It must be eradicated! Be Gone, writer’s block! (has it departed yet?)

  7. Rashmi says:

    It is so important to read to be able to write. This is a wonderful post.

  8. Obsessivemom says:

    I like the two things you singled out. I find it difficult to ‘make myself write’. And when I feel strongly about something the words flow automatically. And reading is my absolute last resort to beat the monster. Not just books – but other blogs. Something someone says always triggers a thought and I’m good to go.

  9. Atulmaharaj says:

    This happens to one and all who is either an author or a blogger. I’ve faced this many times. I usually travel or visit a new restaurant for a prompt. Great post.

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