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Beating Writers Block

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by placiddark, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. placiddark

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    Writer?s Block is a common condition that affects almost all writers at some point during their career. This inability to clearly formulate and state concepts is often derived from either an overflow or a lack of ideas. There are a few basic practices that you can make use of to get your creativity flowing again, thus speeding up your writing and enriching your content.


    Brainstorm! This is often viewed as time wasted as many seem to think that your time should be spent doing the actual writing itself. The formulation of ideas through logical reasoning and intelligent questioning can make the difference between just another article and a fantastic feature piece. There is no easier way to devise informative content. By listing all the features of the text that you are writing in one place you can then present questions to isolate that which has not yet been covered by other publications. Take a piece of paper, write down your ideas or keywords and then present each topic with a relevant question to be answered in your writing. The simple technique of categorizing and noting concepts on paper will do wonders for your content creation.


    When you have been covering one subject extensively it is perfectly normal to feel as if you have run out of ideas. Step back, take a break and write something else. By covering an easier subject that is misrelated to the larger project at hand, you will regain the enthusiasm for writing itself. Writing for short periods at a time can also be extremely beneficial when trying to combat writers block, the influx of concepts often requires you to focus on each point, one at a time.


    Writing is an art of self-expression. When writing for a client, take the time to consider what it is that they wish to express. If you are stuck not knowing how to cover the subject at hand place yourself in the footsteps of your employer. Another great way to produce sincere writing is to allow your creativity free and write badly! Begin writing passionately covering the subject from your predetermined view, do not allow yourself to be hindered by spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or anything else for that matter. Once you have completed a paragraph of text then, it is time for editing. Analyze that which you have written and restructure and correct accordingly. Releasing yourself from the stringent work ethic normally held in mind will breathe new life into your content.


    There is no such thing as over researching. Search engines cover almost every subject completely through a simple web search, this is not even to mention scholarly articles, printed documentation, discussions and video content. There are many forms of inspiration when one feels ?stuck?. Do not allow the temptation of rewriting to lure you wrong, your content should always be informative and unpublished. New ideas and questions can be posed easily once enough research has been provided into the subject. Digging up facts, opinions and more should never be seen as time wasted. Being afflicted by writers block is the waste of time, not the research!


    There are few offerings that inspire greatness better than a reward, so treat yourself. Set a goal for your writing for the morning, or for even just the given article of writing. If you achieve your set goal within a defined time frame then take some time out to do what you enjoy. Do not allow yourself to play that game, watch that series or even smoke that bong if you have not reached your target. The act of rewarding yourself may seem trivial at first but try it; you will be rewarded with new found zest for the project at hand.


    Writing should always involve a great amount of personal commitment and effort, regardless of the length or style required. By combating the moments wasted by wondering what to write next you can provide yourself greater productivity and higher quality to your clients. I hope that this post will assist at least a few when they encounter this frustration of writing.
     
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  2. InTh3Moment

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    Nice post. I think search engines and research go hand in hand quite nicely and have certainly helped me through similar situations. There's really so much information out there, if you can't think of what to write, think of another angle to write about. From YouTube to Google and everything in between, there should always be something out there to spark your creative juices.
     
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    Thank you man. Very helpful.
     
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    awesome post man, i've been having this issue for a couple of years now, i find it really hard to put my thoughts into an article so i settled for outsourcing the articles. but yeah i've always wondered what happened to me because i use to write content everyday for a very long time and then all of a sudden i can't do it anymore, i tried to blame it on age and ADHD but still...
    thanks again for the good post
     
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    At last someone thinking of us content creators. I have tried all methods of killing writers block. The one that works best for me is to stop writing, get a number of videos, documentaries and info programs then lock my door. I stay watching what others have come up with until I'm too tired to watch another movie. When I wake up, I feel refreshed and start again until the next time I get bored.
     
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    Very informative article, thanks for posting.
     
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    Nice post, thx :)
     
  8. Duffers5000

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    Pick up a pen and start writing with your opposite hand. Kind of like a ram boost for your creative side.
     
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    Preach!!! :)

    I've never been an article writer, but for fiction I have realised that actually thinking about the whole story, finding the key points and just writing them, as crappily as they come to you, does miracles when it comes down to the final writing process, when you grab one of these lines and turn it into the type of paragraph you want it to be, like saying:

    that right there could turn into Hamlet.
     
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    thanks.. it was worth reading.. !!
     
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    If you are suffering from writer's block on a regular basis, you must be missing out on good nutrition. Remember, smart adventure-seekers travel along with good food supply and water. Therefore, make sure you are taking in those foods that are good for your brain. This will help you get rid of your problem very quickly.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes agree definitely food, water, sleep, and moderate exposure to sun and fresh air and basic exercise/movement will help.

    For creative surge sometimes a browse through google images helps me, with word associations, can inspire new tangents to riff on.
     
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    Very nice. I do tend to get the block once in a while. But I also carry around a notebook with me at all times so if I have an idea, I can quick jot it down. This does seem to help me out greatly and then when I need something to write, I just go to the book and find an idea.
     
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    As someone who writes for a living, I was drawn to your thread. Helping with writer's block is a commendable goal as many on BHW are involved in content creation. But when writing about issues associated with writing, you would be more compelling if you had edited your article for style.

    A hallmark of poor writing is beginning sentences, particularly those starting paragraphs with "there is" or "there are." Notice how dead and stilted that makes your prose. You also have some problems with idiom, "footsteps of your employer" should be shoes of your employer. Besides these errors of style, you have grammar errors too, writers block, it is a possessive so the correct version is writer's block, and you can't have something that is "misrelated" to anything as that isn't a word. I could go on.

    Through owning several article directories that review submissions - me - I think I recognize this style. I may be wrong but OP's post looks like a better quality spun article to me.
     
  15. Samx0

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    Extremely helpful. Thank you.
     
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    LOL my mind is always going so I never seem to have much of writers block. I have thoughts about all things so it is not hard for me to come up with a topic and just write away.
     
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    A good list of tips there. Sometimes if I've been writing on one topic for several hours the words stop making any kind of sense, when I read them back it just looks like something another person has written in a language I sort of recognise but don't really understand. A change of scenery works for me when that happens. I go for a shower, maybe I exercise for a short while (like 5-10 minutes), I might listen to some chillout music and I only return to writing when I feel like my head is clear. It works for me, I think it's just the human equivalent of rebooting.
     
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    Been there, done that. In the end, my writing turned out just fine. Good post, dude. Thanks a lot for this long post. Very helpful.
     
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    I feel like my writer's block (which I experience OFTEN) goes in hand in hand with my ADHD and depression issues. I easily get bored and grow demotivated from covering the same subject. That said, I finally took the first step today toward rebuilding a long-lost e-cig store by beginning the process of creating a wiki-like, all-in-one comprehensive source of info that I hope to one day see become like the #1 source for e-cig info.

    Let the brainstorming and writing begin!!!

    Mind you, a bottle of Adderall... God, that'd help!
     
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    Inspiration is something that you can get from anything. I think that you can find it in tv commercials, things people post on their blogs and on social sites, or even the daily news.