Donny Gamble reports:
"If you run a small business, [write] a blog, or work in any type of field that requires writing, you’ve most likely experienced writer’s block at some point in time. Writer’s block is being unable to either think of a topic to write about or move forward with a predetermined idea...Writers can agree that their best ideas usually come to them when they least expect it, such as in the shower, while driving or even while sleeping...[but] it’s pertinent, as a writer, to always jot down your ideas (and some notes) as they come to you. You can refer to this ever-growing list [any time] you’re stuck on what to write...The best writers are inspired by their everyday lives. If you’re constructing an article on turning your business idea into a reality, for example, your final piece will be much more relatable if you actually test these methods out yourself...Who is your favorite author? What’s your favorite website on your topic of choice? Research what others are saying about your given topic to find inspiration for your own work. Most likely, whatever you’re working on is not 'new' information, but rather a new way of presenting and sharing strategies and tactics that work for you...Next time you find yourself staring at a blank screen, take a break and spend 30 minutes reading. You can read a fiction book for fun, read articles online on the topic you’re writing about, read your favorite blog or read a magazine...Once you’ve spent 30 minutes reading, it’s time to focus in on your task at hand. The best way to do this is by eliminating all of your surrounding distractions. Turn off the television, log out of your email, stay off of social media and retreat to a quiet, relaxing room...Sometimes the only way to combat writer’s block is to simply sit down and write. Let go of expectations and instead, let the words flow naturally. You can always go back and edit your piece a few hours or a day later...Instead of worrying about the beginning and the end [of your piece], focus on the middle. Outline your article and fill in the pieces that are easiest for you. Coupled with the strategies mentioned above, the rest of your article should start to flow naturally."
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