Despite the gained quality and experience, many students, researchers, or ordinary people face the writer’s block from time to time. According to Markman and Duke (2017), it is a condition when a person loses the ability to write and continues sitting in front of a blank screen without a single idea to share. It is never a simple task to be a successful thinker and writer all the time, and, during the last several years, I was lucky to learn how to deal with challenges and use the benefits.
In the majority of cases, it is hard for an individual to introduce creative work within the offered deadline. First, no inspiration may come, and no interesting thoughts and ideas are chosen. Second, writing, as a process, has to be based on a particular thought. As Markman and Duke (2017) state, the human brain is always working on some ideas even if the conscious mind leaves. As a result, the challenge of choosing the correct point of writing cannot be neglected. As soon as the screen is on, and a new file is open, a variety of thoughts, wishes, and problems absorb the human mind, confusing and provoking the writer. I have learned that my goal is to clear the mind and find out the path that could lead me to the desired outcome.
Although many people consider a white screen as a challenge, I like to think about it as a new opportunity in my life. The Internet is my salvation because it is the only endless source of ideas that is available to me 24/7. Stress, routine duties, and dreams are the common blocks that affect my writing, and my past shows that it is never too late or wrong to leave something behind and focus on the current goal. Writing is a process, and it should have a starting point. That is why my first step is to clear up the mind and make it as blank and white as the screen in front of me and find out enough powers and imagination to print a word that reveals my work and my future writing.
Markman, A., & Duke, B. (2017). How to crush writer’s block [Audio podcast]. KUT. Web.