Writer’s block occurs when one unveils a disconnect within the development of an idea. Sucky part about this is that writers can only run into this issue while developing the story. Maybe the writer realizes that a random fight scene is not plausible due to a lack of influencing motivation.
No writer is absolved from writers block. Let’s get that out the way. If you’re upset with yourself every time you can’t think what of you’re doing, stop. I have yet to meet a writer with a constant flow. I say - the worse part about writer’s block is denial. The way to alleviating writer’s block is not to deny it which only progresses it.
Writer’s block is intrinsically linked to your ability to make informed decisions. If you are jammed up and need to make decision, writer’s block is a signal that indicates that you need more information. The only way one can gain more information is to put his or herself in the position to do so. In the writer’s case, the writer needs to be in the position to allow themselves to be inspired. I urge suffering between the hard place called your inner critic and the rock called writer’s block to surround themselves with beauty.
Since my teenage years, crafting skeleton stories that looked more like screenplays than girthy novels, I have always maintained the same writing ritual. So far with this ritual, I have written many stories, essays, poems, and scattered lines. I plug my ears with noise cancelling headphones, letting my favorite songs lull me as I sit in a place with aesthetic appeal with something delicious to snack on within arms reach. All of my senses are engaged provoking the sentimentality I need to flesh out a great tale. To me, this is beauty. More often than not, I end up internally battling between my want to finish writing or save it for the next day as my ass goes numb from sitting in the same place for hours.
Find your beautiful space and let yourself ruminate in your sentimental fortress. Let your eyes scan across it and your mind will hinge onto a muse that will send it wandering into your next profound thought. The exact moment this thought will occur can never be premeditated. Inspiration cannot be forced. One can set their writing space in front of a famously enthralling painting depicting the birth of creation itself and completely miss the picture if one’s focus is on anticipating their moment of inspiration. What this does exactly is fill your mind with anticipation and leaves no room for the inspiration to come Because of this, surrounding yourself with beauty is useless if one does not accept it. So once you’ve found your space, be present to allow an open-drifting of attention, waiting to be caught by inspiration.
So build your writing sanctuary and make it comfortable. Find a space where you can be yourself. A place where you can completely zone out while feeling safe. For me, it's a cafe. For others it might be a co-working space, library or an office-like space in their homes. I also could go to a friend's house who I completely vibe with. Try it, but only with friends where your connection is astoundingly on the same frequency. Find a space where no one will judge you when you laugh aloud at your own work or frown during a section you were dreading to write or scrunching your face to snub out your tears from having to kill off your own character. Throw on your headphones and play that song that fits the exact mood you want to portray. Revisit your past experiences or mentally travel the world with a soundtrack. I can not tell you what is beautiful to you, only you know. I can assure you that making yourself comfortable with writer’s block will always beat denying it.