Writers tend to find themselves landing at some kind of brick wall a lot of the time when they write. There are instances where they stand right at the cusp of inspiration, but they cannot really find a way to press on through, to really accomplish something that would be grand. Most writers attribute this to writer's block, which does seem to be a reasonable explanation in some degrees. With other degrees, it is an entirely simplistic explanation that does not really answer the problem.
Why are Writers Unable to Write?
Writer's block seems to be the catch all situation for any kind of mental block that prevents those from scratching together enough of the written word in a coherent manner. Beyond that the reasoning seems to matter very little. It is just some of us are unable to properly get our brain into second gear. The first gear being having the idea.
An idea can exist in the mind of a writer, but without some push to enact it, it is just lingers on. At times, it may seem like some kind of creative limbo exists.
The first rather prominent reason is that the writer has some kind of distraction or something on their mind. Much like anything else, if you do not have your mind on the task right at hand, it will be extremely difficult and problematic to be able to write. Therefore, distractions will trip up writers. The best idea is to ensure that you have a clear mind. If something is bothering you, chances are that you may not be able to write.
A lack of a really clear idea can also be a barrier towards writer. We do have a concept in our head. How well is that concept fleshed out? Obviously things may vary from what they look like in our head, as opposed to what they look out on paper. As anyone will tell you, the creative process is subject to a great deal of change, with adaptions being made every single step of the way.
Also it may not be because you are unable to write, just because you are unable to writer a certain topic. It is rather understandable as inspiration may not be as strong. The idea has to feel completely right on all levels. Otherwise you're working on a shaky foundation. Write something else and go back to the top that is giving you fits.
Even the most dedicated writers need time off or at least a day where they do much less. Doing the same task day in and day out, no matter how much we enjoy it or how passionate we are about it, can get rather monotonous at times.
There are times for even the most dedicated writers, bad days where little inspiration can occur. Just roll with it as it happens. Frustration will just make matters far worse, as will trying to force the issue.