Writer’s block! Every time I think about it, hear or read about it, my skin crawling as if covered with thousands of big, flesh eating, black beetles leaving behind only a skeletal pile of bones in the sands. Writer’s block Argg!

Of course it’s just my imagination. It’s not real. Just like Writer’s Block, it’s not real either!


 Just saying you have Writer’s block is mentally blocking.  What you end up focusing your attention on is the block and trying finding a way around it while you are telling yourself you are blocked, So, guess what happens, you see one big solid block! With this kind of thinking you convinced yourself you having writing block.   

If a Writer’s Block had any sort of substance it would be as wispy as smoke. You could walk right through, nothing there to stop you. Your mind never stops thinking. It’s constantly coming up new ones. So the problem is not a block. The problem is you can’t find one idea to focus on.    

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

— Samuel Johnson


Knowledge and ideas goes hand in hand, Go and read articles in your niche. Learn what are people saying? Find out which topics are they talking about? Think while you read. Could you take one of their points and expand on it. Turn it into your own article?  Take that one idea and run with it in a different direction.

 Read and come up with your own questions. What else would reader want to know? A good way to find this out is to read their comments. It’s a great source for ideas. Be curious, be creative, and read.

 And if you really can’t come up with your own ideas then it’s time for you to learn more about your niche, so just keep reading and learning. Ideas are what our minds are made for.  

 Either way, by reading to find ideas or reading to learn, ideas will come to you. Take every one of your ideas, questions and thought, and use it to create a Mind Map.


Mind Maps are a great writing tool. It’s easy to use and an easy way to expand on your ideas. Using Mind Map you literally surround one idea in a circle of new expanded ideas.  Taking that one idea and explode it out in all directions.

  So yes, I cringe every time someone mentions Writer’s blocked.


If you never want to feel blocked again start reading, form your own question, thoughts and ideas. Then try creating a Mind Map around your idea. Literally surround it with different ideas and watch it explode outward in ever direction.

It works. It’s a great writing tool. Mind Map gets the creative juices flowing in a positive direction. Ideas start popping into your mind and you stop even thinking about Writer’s Block.

 When you start using Mind Mapping you’ll see, there is no such thing as Writer’s block. There never was. It’s a figment of imagination. You can’t stop your mind from thinking. It’s not humanly possible.  

 Was this helpful? What did you think of this article? Do have any thoughts or ideas of your own? Please feel free to leave your comments below. 

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  1. Kay Lorraine says:

    There’s no such thing as “writer’s block?” Really? I think that my husband would beg to differ. He has spent his entire career as a professional writer. There is no question that some days the words just “flow” and other days he has to fight to get anything on paper. But every once in a while he hits a wall and he get’s “writer’s block.” I assure you that it’s quite real and no fun to watch.

    During those times, he finds that it helps him to “shut down his head” (that’s they way he describes it). Usually he does this by going to a movie — the more mindless the better. He doesn’t want to think. He just wants to shut down his head. Usually, by the following morning he’s back on track again. But when he’s blocked, he’s blocked.

    I hardly know a single professional writer who hasn’t experienced this phenomenon. I have never before heard of mind mapping. Is it anything like a vision board? Is mind mapping something that you have invented or did you hear about it somewhere?

    Kay in Hawaii Kai

    • craigOs says:

      Hey Kay;

      Sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier. I am just starting a revamp this dam ugly blog! I don’t know how far I am going to tear down but I would like to go all the way to the bottom and start fresh. But alas, my old friend “Time” has a different opinion. Well anyway, we’ll see what happens.

      Wish me luck, I am going to need it.

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