You may not be a writer. You may create through other mediums. Regardless, most or all creative people feel blocked at times. So how do you break through the block?
At least one cure for writer’s block is to write about writer’s block. If you create in other ways, create art about feeling blocked. I remember Bono saying something in an interview about how the key to overcoming writer’s block for him is to write songs about writer’s block. You start creating from where you are not from where you want to be.
A block in creativity seems to come from having an subconcious edit button for some reason. I linked to a site below that refers to the “Censor”. What are you editing? What are you censoring? Why are you editing or censoring?
You have expectations about what you should be creating, but what you really need to explore is why you are editing or censoring what is already in you. Some of your best creativity may spring from what is actually going on deep in your gut and not what you think you should be creating.
Here are some questions to explore…
- What does it feel like to have writer’s block?
- What great writers are known to have struggled with writer’s block?
- What causes writer’s block?
- What role does fatigue or depression play in writer’s block?
- Do you have an overactive edit button? Why are you editing? What are you afraid of? Who are you trying to please?
Writer’s block is an invitation to explore what is going on deeper in you.
I like how this writer refers to the “Censor”- http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/brainstorm_block.htm