How to write a blog post (2 variations):

  1. Sit down with a blank page and think of what you have to offer in writing that would be useful or helpful to people.
  2. Go for a walk, do a yoga class, meditate, draw, play a game, colour in a children’s colouring book, dance or listen to music and then see what inspiration comes up. Quickly find a pen and paper and jot down the ideas and thoughts that come. Write when you have time to be fully present with this creative piece. Let go of the outcome.

I have tried both. Which one do you think I have more success with?

Here are some quotes of inspiration on the subject of writer’s block. Feel free to share what works for you and any other quotes.

“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?” ― Kurt Vonnegut

 “If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.” [The Guardian, 25 February 2010]” ― Hilary Mantel

 “Discipline allows magic. To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her, bashing her on the head, and squeezing every last drop out of that bitch.” ― Lili St. Crow

“writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all”― Charles Bukowski

 “I deal with writer’s block by lowering my expectations. I think the trouble starts when you sit down to write and imagine that you will achieve something magical and magnificent—and when you don’t, panic sets in. The solution is never to sit down and imagine that you will achieve something magical and magnificent. I write a little bit, almost every day, and if it results in two or three or (on a good day) four good paragraphs, I consider myself a lucky man. Never try to be the hare. All hail the tortoise.”― Malcolm Gladwell

 “All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you’ll never write a line. That’s why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone.”― Erica Jong