What to Write when You are Out of Words

Sorry for not writing recently. Words have escaped me while work has taken my time. Depression and anxiety have also been a struggle which makes writing more difficult as well.

What do you do to write when you are out of words? How do you keep putting ink onto a page? I would love to know.



15 thoughts on “What to Write when You are Out of Words

  1. kirkistan says:

    Sometimes I just write anything I can think of. Sometimes I write what happened or stood out today. Sometimes I try to explain some concept to a child in letter form. Sometimes I just cry out for mercy. Anything to get words on a page.

  2. 80smetalman says:

    I just get anything down that comes to mind. Helpful tip: what you write doesn’t have to be good, it just has to be yours.

  3. jmlindy422 says:

    I wrote a poem once because my thoughts were only coming in phrases. Just wrote down what was going on and it turned into poetry. I guess letting go and just writing really does help. I’ve been without words lately, too. Hoping that ends soon.

  4. MEM says:

    One thing you do when there are no words is look internally, Dear Rose with Thorns, to discover whether or not the flow of words has stopped for the particular project. I’ve heard it said that a good book ends with the last word, meaning that all has been brought to completion for that particular story and no more words are necessary. Perhaps you want to look inside to search for your words used in other ways.
    It could be true, as well, that you are simply very tired. I am so sorry to hear that you are struggling with depression and anxiety. You are a beautiful person. The world is a better place because of you.

  5. ashokbhatia says:

    I just go to the beach, take a brisk walk, look at the marvel called nature, try and smile at strangers passing by, have a cup of tea, etc. By the time I am back, often words start flowing once again!

  6. Rachel says:

    Usually I start posting schoolwork… current or otherwise.

  7. Robert Pierce says:

    Try writing in an area that you would like to know more about, one that is not one of your strengths. You might refer to an article or another publication and critique it.

  8. Live & practice mindfulness.

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