Speaking from my own perspective, the type of writer's block I am addressing is not trauma bases, where there is a death in the family, but rather the common persistent ones, which sprout up at the most inconvenient times. But ask yourself:

"Is this type of writer's block a hurdle in the road, Or perhaps what you have currently stored within your subconscious, the unformed, is a better idea than what you, the conscious, is working with?"

     A concept which came to me over time. Once I accepted this reality I no longer fought my blocks. I listen to music, stream the web, watch netflix, my dvds; whatever to get my mid off the 'here and now.' Once my body relaxes the hidden thoughts flow through me. I may from different periods, while engaging these deliberate distractions, pause to jot down notes in the document; as a way of guiding my process.  

     This exercises continues till nothing from the ether comes forth. After such, I organize the jumble lines to a workable paragraph, or passage. Polish it to a satisfactory result, and move forward.

How long does this process last? The results vary, but at least you'll be on a progressive track. Within time the gap between then and now is less.  

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Comment by Kenyeda Adams on April 21, 2015 at 4:20pm
This is definitely good advice and I know those kinds of writer's blocks well. I have been in situations where more ideas and stories for spawned while trying to overcome a block some where else! Keep it up Wayne!
Comment by Stanley Glenn Lewis on April 21, 2015 at 3:40pm

Sound advice...Sometimes those "Blocks" have taken me on to a totally different story! And I end up with two projects to finish! *;-)

Comment by Everard McBain on April 21, 2015 at 10:07am

You speak the truth. Often some of my best ideas are found on the other side of those creative blocks, and I find that what I've created is far better than what went before. It is good just to step away from a project and occupy the mind with more relaxing exercises and the block disappears usually accompanied by a flood of new ideas. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Soyinka I. Ogunbusola on April 21, 2015 at 10:04am

I can relate to where you are coming from.  One factor that I tried to avoid was the stress factor which is difficult in the jobs we work. We tend to take on other peoples junk, and that's what tends to have a negative effect on our creation process. And sometimes ya jus need to chill and practice the art of chillology.   

Comment by Gayle Bell on April 21, 2015 at 9:35am

Thank you

Comment by J.Z. Watkins on April 21, 2015 at 9:06am

This is something I have definitely experienced and you summed it up so well, these kinds of blocks often end up taking me down a new path I might not have gone had I pushed ahead with the writing instead of stopping to smell the creative roses as it were. Well thought out and thank you for sharing this. 

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