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Writer's Block: Helpful Tips

Learn about the many library resources available to help you overcome writer's block.

Helpful Tips

  • Visit the library: the staff is ready to help you find reliable sources. They're  happy to sit down and discuss your assignment with you.
  • Come into the library and browse the stacks and magazines for inspiration.
  • Browse the databases for topics and current events.  If you already know your topic read what the current thought and historical prespectives are on the subject.
  • Visit with your instructor to make sure you understand the assignment.
  • Freewriting: write for about 10 minutes anything you know about the topic.
  • Take a break.
  • Workout, meditate or take a walk to get the blood flowing.
  • Listen to music.
  • Construct a schedule; set realistic goals and timeframes.
  • Let your mind wander.
  • Connect with nature.
  • Divide the assignment into small tasks.
  • Ask a friend(s) to critique your work.

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