What about Writer's Block?

Shelley Wenger

Writer’s block can be very stressful when you are trying to write an e-book.

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You probably have some sort of deadline that you are trying to reach, yet there are going to be days when all you can do is stare at the blank screen and panic!

Just remember that it happens to everyone. You are not alone!

Here are some tips to help with writer’s block:

If you have time, take a walk and clear your mind. Do something that relaxes you. Just forget about writing and the ideas might flow. Take a walk, read a book, or watch a movie. Do anything other than think about your writing!

If you have a little time, do some research. You may need some more information about your book. By doing research, you can still feel like you are working on your book even though your word count is not increasing.

Work on other parts of your book. Once you finish writing, your book is not done yet. You have to come up with a final title. The cover design is equally important because many people buy books based on their covers. For this reason, you need to have a well-designed and professional cover.

If you are really stuck, hire someone to help you do some of the writing. More and more people are outsourcing some (or all) of their writing. If you are struggling with certain chapters, have someone else write them for you. You can always rewrite their ideas so that it sounds like it is coming directly out of your mouth!

If you are really stuck, you can go back through what you have written and start proofreading it. Your first draft is always just a first draft — you have plenty of other work to do! Many authors completely rewrite their books by the time that they are done. Take this time and read through what you have written and try to polish it up.

Writer’s block, though it feels like the end of the world, happens to everyone. You (and your book) will get through it!


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Shelley is a small town farm mom of two boys. She is a veterinary technician, so she is proud to write about all kinds of animals and their care. She also loves to write about writing, running a business, working from home, and much more.

Glenville, PA

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