I previously blogged on the topic of how to defeat writer’s block, emphasizing my own arsenal of remedies (listed way below). From citrus aromas to tiled patterns to quotes from favorite authors, these personal go-to’s jumpstart my brain, for whatever reason.
Yes, writer’s block can be enigmatic. A mystery. And a one-size-fits-all solution simply doesn’t exist. Yet, it’s a common occurrence in the writing community, and every tip and trick out there is worth trying.
That’s why I was excited to stumble upon another excellent resource — relatedwords.io.
“You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.” ~ John Rogers
Resources that Defeat Writer’s Block Can Simply Point Us to Elusive Words
In my experience, the hunt for the right words can be the greatest obstacle during tight deadlines and complex writing projects, and this excellent online thesaurus-type tool (relatedwords.io) is extremely useful. It reminds me of a candy store — there is just SO much offered! Type in your topic, and voila! Dozens and dozens of variations of words appear — the precise words that escaped you just seconds ago! Tons of colloquialisms, monosyllables, and industry-specific terms are suddenly at your fingertips.
It might be helpful to share links to other resources as well. Also, check out these articles from my blog and see if they help:
- Defeating Writer’s Block: Tips from an International Book Editor
- Self-Improvement Month — Book Writing Discipline
- “Stuck” in Writing Projects? Don’t Worry.
- Favorite Quotes By Writers, For Writers
- Writing Inspiration: On Cats
- Quotes from the Greats
- Inspiration: Animal Quotes
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a rich variety of writing and editing services. I’m experienced, collaborative, and always excited to work with authors and fellow wordsmiths, no matter where they are on their literary journey! Here’s to the happiest of writing experiences today and in the future!