Do You Ever Experience Writer’s Block?

As a writer, have you ever experienced writer’s block? I haven’t yet, thank goodness. But if I ever do I would do these things right away.

  1. Take a long walk outside in good weather or on my treadmill or elliptical machines.
  2. Make a cup of spiced tea and eat a low carb and low sugar cookie.
  3. Listen to some upbeat or my favorite kind of music and sing along.
  4. Eat a square of 86% dark chocolate (yum!) I really don’t need an excuse to eat one though.
  5. Take a nap
  6. Write in some form every day.
  7. Do deep breathing exercises or stretching to relax.

I find if I do these things my muse begins to work overtime! All I need in order to work on a story is a title and some time alone where it is quiet. That doesn’t always work for me because my husband has the TV going with sports talk or a game on. We share the same room as an office. When the noise level gets to me I suggest that he needs a nap in the family room. It doesn’t take too much convincing. He is always ready for a nap. Once he leaves I get typing even faster. Ah! Please don’t tell him I told you this! He doesn’t read my posts, thank goodness.

My plan is to try and write every day in some manner – blogging, answering emails or working on a MS. I spend lots of time reading too. Reading is an author’s friend! We authors need to read extensively in order to learn how to write more effectively and proficiently. I find I learn something new with each book I read.

Check out my monthly reads for some fabulous books and talented authors! I will have my June reads up on the last day of the month or the first of July.

Well, I hope this post helped you get yourself motivated to write. Now I’m ready to get back to my current MS too! Happy writing!

Thank you for stopping by! I am happy to see you! Come back again real soon!


Blessings & Hugs,



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to Do You Ever Experience Writer’s Block?

  1. symmetryinpoetry says:

    Help! I’ve Got Writer’s Block
    by Richard Buchanan

    Oh, why can’t I think of a new poem to write?
    I’ve toiled all-day-long and then into the night.
    I’ve wracked my poor brain but the words don’t come out.
    I can’t even think; I just sit here and pout.

    But one of these days I’ll come up with a theme;
    They come in a thought, or perhaps in a dream.
    When I get inspired, I’ll start writing some text.
    First stanza complete, I’ll go on to the next.

    It might be a love poem, they’re so very sweet.
    Or maybe some comedy; that would be neat.
    I like writing lim’ricks, they’re easy to read.
    I’ll need to decide though, before I proceed.

    Epiphanies come, but we never know when.
    So never, I’m far from my pad and my pen.
    But sometimes however, they don’t come at all,
    And then I just sit here and stare at the wall.

    It’s never been this hard to write a new poem.
    It’s not as if writing a Michener-like tome.
    If I had a wish, I would wish for a muse,
    Creatively speaking, I’ve nothing to lose.

    If I had a muse I’d put Shakespeare to shame.
    I’d earn lots of dough and a great deal of fame.
    But muse-less I am, not to mention uptight.
    Oh, why can’t I think of a new poem to write?

  2. Thanks for the tips, Janice. Happy reading and writing! 🙂

  3. An interesting post, Janice. I have not as yet experienced writers block but this is good to know for the future.

  4. As a general rule, I can just sit down and write, as long as people leave me alone, without any issues. On the rare days when I have that quiet time, but am experiencing what you might consider to be writers’ block, I’ll go do something else for a bit, and it works itself out.

  5. Amy Caudill says:

    Great advice Janice!

  6. macjam47 says:

    Those are great tips, Janice. Thanks for posting them. My biggest problem writing is anytime I’m at my computer, my husband thinks I’m not doing anything. LOL. Love and hugs, dear friend.

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