The 5 Stages Of Writers Block

Writer’s block is a creative writer’s kryptonite. They say It’s a natural part of writing and you can’t force your thoughts out because all things have a season. Blah blah blah.

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Anyways, I think we all get writer’s block at one point or another. Heck, some people have it so bad they remain poor writers for life. What you will find below is the most accurate description of writer’s block you’ll see.

These are the five stages of writer’s block:

Stage 1. “I’ll just Write Away Anyway.”

It all starts with denial. What is writer’s block to you? You are (Insert name here). Your dad was a lawyer. You Got this! You’ll start writing to get a lil sum sum on the page but ultimately, what you’re saying doesn’t make any sense…

Stage 2. Give Yourself An Aggressive PepTalk

Look… You know you don’t have time to waste. You have time to make peace with god and ask for mercy. This stuff is due TOMORROW. All these horrendous thoughts oozing out of my orifice? That is what I need’s to get written down. Something is better than nothing. No time to proof read. Just time to cry. Oh wait no… the tears have smeared the ink on the page.

Stage 3. Perfectionism.

This is when you start overanalyze every thought. You begin a search for that perfect word, that perfect sentence, the perfect paragraph. You don’t really know… It’s the equivalent to searching for a unicorn. You look but ultimately you won’t find so you write something fake and it doesn’t look right.

Stage 4. You Entertain The Idea of Quitting

This one is self explanatory.

*Sobs uncontrollably

5. Then You Remember …

Writer’s block is more about an insecurity to share your thoughts than it is an inability to write.

*Writer’s block Cured

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