Writer’s block can be a serious issue for writers.
Left untreated, it can cause a drinking problem that might require intervention. Writer’s block can also be a sign of a more serious medical problem. That's why it is very important to know how to spot writer's block in your writer and how to treat it. Luckily, there are a number of measures you can take to alleviate writer’s block.
Look for signs of pain during your writer’s work sessions. If your writer exhibits signs of pain while trying to produce work, it could be a symptom of writer's block. Look to see if your writer makes painful faces, arches their back, or cries while trying to write.
Keep in mind, however, that writers often strain during writing sessions because their mental muscles are underdeveloped. If your writer strains for a few minutes and then produces a normal paragraph, then everything should be okay.
Keep track of your writer’s workdays. An indication of writer's block is long periods without writing anything. If you're concerned, try to remember when your writer last wrote something.
It isn't uncommon for writers to have several days in between writing sessions. Typically if your writer doesn't produce any writing after five days, this could be a cause for concern, and you should contact your doctor.
If your writer is more than thirty years old, contact your doctor if it has been more than two to three days between writing sessions.
Examine any work that your writer produces. Even if your writer is writing, she still may be suffering from writer's block. Look for the following characteristics in your writer’s manuscript to determine if she may be blocked:
- Small, pellet-like syllables.
- Characters in dark-colored, black, or grey clothing.
- Dry dialogue with little to no development.
Watch for any signs of blood on the keyboard or on the writer’s clothes. A small tear in the sensitive blood-brain barrier may have occurred from your writer forcing the passage of a difficult chapter.
Increase your writer’s fluid intake. Writer's block is often caused by a lack of fluid in the digestive tract. Offer the breast or bourbon more frequently than you have been, up to every two hours.
Use your foot. If dietary changes aren't effective, you can try using your foot. This is swiftly but firmly placed into your writer’s anus and helps motivate them to write. These are only meant for occasional use, however, so do not administer your foot without first speaking to the writer’s agent.
Try massaging your writer. Try massaging your writer’s tummy in a circular motion close to their navel. This may offer some comfort to your writer and help motivate them to sit down and write. Try bicycling their legs to see if this helps.
Give your writer a warm bath. This may help him to relax enough to allow work to continue. You can also try placing a warm facecloth on your writer’s tummy.
Seek emergency medical care in serious circumstances. Writer's block can be a serious problem if paired with certain symptoms. Rectal bleeding and/or vomiting can indicate alcohol poisoning, which is a life-threatening condition. If your writer exhibits writer's block with these symptoms, visit the emergency room as soon as possible. Other concerning symptoms include:
- Excessive sleepiness or irritability.
- Swollen or distended abdomen.
- Loss of appetite.
- Decreased urination.
- Making crazy-ass nonsense blog posts about writing.