Breaking Through Writer’s Block: Techniques to Get You Writing

Find writing inspiration anywhere

George J. Ziogas
4 min readJun 20, 2024
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Many famous writers have drawn inspiration from a variety of sources, often turning personal experiences, historical events, and vivid dreams into compelling narratives.

For instance, J.K. Rowling conceived the idea of Harry Potter during a train journey, while F. Scott Fitzgerald’s encounters with the American elite influenced his depiction of the Roaring Twenties in The Great Gatsby.

Similarly, Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel Frankenstein was inspired by a waking dream, showcasing how even the most unexpected moments can ignite the creative spark.

One of the greatest challenges that face authors can be the dreaded writer’s block. Some days it can seem impossible to get any of your thoughts on to a page, let alone into a coherent story. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to write, but just don’t know where to start.

If that seems to be the case, then here are some helpful tips to free up the cogs in your mind, and make sure you can get writing as soon as possible.

Always keep a means of writing on you

You never know when inspiration will strike, so be ready. Whether you prefer to write on your phone, or with…



George J. Ziogas

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