Sometimes, you’re writing a paragraph and you just freeze up midway through. You try to plod on and keep writing, but the words just won’t show up even as you sit and keep typing.
Want to deal with the situation quickly, so it doesn’t hold up your deadline? Here are a few options:
- Skip it and return later. Rather than forcing yourself to come up with words when they refuse to come, don’t bother. Go jump to the next point you need to make and work on that if it comes easier.
- Write gibberish. If a well-reasoned, well-written and logical text won’t show up, write a poorly-reasoned, badly-written and less-than-sensible one. It’s better than staring at a screen for hours on end. Plus, you can always edit later.
- Make a list of what you intend to write. Instead of writing flowing, continuous text, just create a list of the thoughts that come to mind in relation to the point. That way, you can get the ideas brewing out of the way. If, after writing the list, a more complete paragraph comes easier, go for it. Otherwise, you can return to it later, with a good idea of what you need to write about (thanks to the list you wrought up).