It happens to all of us: whether you have been writing for decades or even just a few months, there will be times when you cannot think of anything to write about. Times like this can be incredibly frustrating because as a creative person, you probably pride yourself on being able to come up with ideas on a regular basis. However, the only thing that can truly dredge up ideas all of the time is a computer, and despite all the recent advancements, machines are still lousy writers.

So, what can you do? Well, you can bang your head on the table or complain to the high heavens. However, we suggest something a little more productive and likely to bring about success.

Take a break

You know those nights when you cannot sleep? You lie in bed wishing you could go to sleep, but it rarely ever happens. The best thing to do is get out of bed and do something else. The same goes with writing; if the words are not flowing, do something else for a while.

Write about something else

Let us say you need to have a paper done about the French Revolution for your university history course. You have been struggling and not getting anything done. Try spending, say, an hour writing emails or doing your personal diary. That helps to take the stress off your assignment and you can then return to it having done some other kind of writing that may have got your fuse lit again.

Change your location

Sometimes we cannot maintain a level of concentration that is intense enough to write successfully. Are you finding it difficult to stay focused? The answer may be to try shifting to a new location. For example, if you are doing your writing at home and there are too many distractions, try switching to the library.