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Do you have writer's block?

Postby annalaurabrown » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:49 pm

Are you suffering from writer's block? You know that you want to right that next article, blog post, ebook, or book but you just can't seem to get going. Here are a few tips to help you:

1. Try writing for ten minutes without stopping. Do not judge what you have written just keep writing.

2. If you are stopped because of a topic, think about holidays, trends, popular topics, look at other popular articles and consider writing on the same topic, books you have read recently, or what is in the news. Two websites to find lists of topics include and

3. Stop and take a break. It is amazing what this can do for you.

4. Re-read what you have already written in the past and see if any of your previous writings give you some inspiration and ideas.

5. Think about what your target market wants to hear.

6. Use a mind map to come up with an outline first and then write.

7. Watch some videos or a movie and take notes about what comes to mind.

8. Flip through some self-help books and look for titles that might strike inspiration.

9. Read some motivational quotes.

10. Post a partially completed article or book chapter on a message board and ask for feedback.

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Postby angienewton » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:15 pm

I always seem to have writers block. I know I can write but the words just don't come together easy for me. Your tips are very helpful. Thank you for sharing!
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Postby mellymom3 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:01 pm

Thanks for the tips AnnaLaura. I don't often get writer's block but when I do I will refer back to these tips.
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:57 am

I have super writer's block this week! I have barely even been able to write a blog post about anything. Thanks for the list ;)
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Postby cpruitt » Fri May 22, 2009 9:28 am

Haven't checked in here in a while and was just poking around the internet for inspiration. I found this post particularly useful today.
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Postby lisamariemary » Fri May 22, 2009 11:17 am

Yep - the number one tip is AWESOME! :)
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Love these tips

Postby createyourdream » Fri May 22, 2009 1:23 pm

Thanks for this!

I'm always writing loads of stuff, personal, business, lists, tips, outlines, and rarely get to the publishing phase! :oops:

Your tips are great, and reminded me of another one: Just speak into a recorder what you want to write, transcribe it, clean up the grammar and spelling, do a word count, and wa la, you have an article...

I must really put some thought into how to become better at publishing, making my writing public in a useful way and with a purpose in mind.

I like the way you start forum threads this way, with a mini article... I remember reading recently in a blog post ( that what you write in a forum is content! Reminds me to keep it quality and true to who you want to to be online.

best for now,
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Postby TorontoCarol » Fri May 22, 2009 11:05 pm

I did a mind map of some content this morning and couldn't believe how easy it was. Now I can take the points and use them as chapter ideas.

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Postby onlineleben » Sat May 23, 2009 3:04 pm

thx for the tips - helps me a lot
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