Why Writer's Block is a Lie (and What to Do About It)


You’ve heard it a million times before. You’ve probably even said it yourself.

“I haven’t been able to write because I have writer’s block.”

I used to think this way too when I couldn’t find the inspiration to write, but then last year, I read a quote that completely changed how I look at this.

“You can’t think yourself out of a writing block. You have to write yourself out of a thinking block.” - John Rogers

Cue the Hallelujah chorus! It was like the heavens opened up and gave me the words I needed to hear.

So forget writer’s block. Why? Because it isn’t real. You give up your creative power when you use phrases like “writer’s block.” Feeling uninspired can be frustrating, but there are ways to spark ideas to get yourself out of that rut.

Keep a master list of ideas

You never know when inspiration will strike so you always have to be ready for it. Keep a notepad or journal with you so no matter where you are, you can jot down your ideas for a later date.

Build an archive of posts

Use the days where you’re majorly inspired to create multiple blog posts. That way, you have an archive to pull from when your creative well runs dry.

Take a break

Sometimes a hiatus is just what you need to feel refreshed and ready to come back with great ideas. You and your creative heart deserve some rest and relaxation.

Focus on aesthetics

I firmly believe in the power of aesthetics. When you surround yourself with things that inspire you, inspiration has a place to grow. My personal aesthetics are atlas prints, typewriters, journals, watercolors, old records, and even hot chocolate (seriously). Take a few moments to list out what inspires you and adorn your creative space accordingly. It will work wonders!


So go make some beautiful things today. There’s no writer’s block stopping you. You’ve got this.

Do you experience this feeling often? How do you combat it? Let me know in the comment section below!

Kayla Hollatz