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Writer's block tips?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by SearchScrape, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. SearchScrape

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    What are some of your tactics for writing when it seems like you're in a dead end? You've ran out of relevant topics, things to expand upon, etc and you don't know what to do, but you have to write. Would love to hear from you guys!
     
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    Rest it out. :)

    My own block came after I extensively began using TheBestSpinner and which caused me to lose the original creativity. The block went after I went back to square one and began using more of my own mind's creativity, and not of an "automated" machine's...
     
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    Read articles that you can find online. Get ideas from other writers but make sure that you add a personal touch to these. Combine various thoughts accordingly. Avoid spinning articles, especially with the use of article spinning tools. That'll kill your originality big time.
     
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    Go out and do different things that are not related to writing at all.
    Take a walk, see a movie, play with kids, walk your dog, go bowling,
    eat some food that you have never tried before, and above all, bring
    your notebook with you. There is something called Serendipity that
    will come into play.

    Cheers! :)
     
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    Brillant advise my fellow bhw member, let me add on with picking other individuals minds and capabilities. I have personally found talent on fiverr that has help me expand my content with their superior knowledge at writing.
     
  6. blogzandstuff

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    use software like freshkey ( Which you can get on BHW for free ) and type in different things related to your niche. Plenty of blog idea generators online for free. i use this to spark ideas when stuck it's free. http://articlecreator.fullcontentrss.com/
     
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    I suppose it depends on your niche, but I honestly just do keyword research, find more keywords, and then write articles around those keywords.

    Sorry if this isn't the best advice, but I've never really encountered "writer's block" for any category I've written about as when I run out of broad topics to write about, I write about the details of those topics, and then I look at the details of the details for more materiel.
     
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    Whenever I have writers block I know it's time to go explore and do something I normally wouldn't do. Think outside your normal day-to-day routine or comfort zone.

    Go about a habit and routine differently than you normally would.

    Read other niche marketing techniques, ex. You're in social media marketing, read how to market Lawyers, Hair Stylist. See what your brain comes up with.

    Google 'blog post generator' and see the results, maybe it'll inspire ideas to build on.

    Hope these are a bit helpful.

    Cheers
     
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    Think of the following for your niche:

    Who?
    What?
    Where?
    Why?

    Who refers to the audience you are reaching. What are you trying to convey to them? Where do you want your message heard? Why does it need to be heard?

    It also helps to change your work environment (the change will cause your mind to process information differently), and to listen to classical music because it heightens your emotions and makes your brain more receptive to ideas.
     
  10. LoftPower

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    Why not just look online for ideas? This is a surefire way to get some good ideas.
     
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    You shouldn't push it, give it time, and you'll be writing again. Read articles about the things you want to write about and gather some ideas from those articles (don't copy). Make notes about the articles you've read so you can look back on them later.
     
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    Take a walk or read a book. Those both help me out when I'm struggling to write.
     
  13. Conor

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    I find that I usually write best when I don't spend too long thinking about it. I'll get an idea about a topic and then just write. Making changes on the go, or thinking "that's a stupid idea" tends to be where my writers block comes in.

    Try writing about a completely different topic, and get back to this one when you're finished.
     
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    You could always try creating a template OP. If you're doing reviews create a template based off what converts best for you. This way at least you can fill out other parts of the article if you're stuck on one part.
     
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    When you need to write content, please consider the following tips;
    1. You can get idea by browsing on internet and reading Ezinearticles
    2. Put your most important information first.
    3. Always write for humans, not for search engines.
    4. Write unique, interesting and creative content with good grammar (to check your grammar you can use some tools available on Google).
    5. Always try to cover your topic in detail.
    6. Use proper heading, subheading and bullets.
    7. Focus on quality than quantity.
    8. Use the keywords in smart and use LSI keywords to avoid keyword stuffing.
    9. Try to get a complete detail about the topic before you start to write.
    10. When browse the web to get an idea, try to Gather resources to use as reference material.
    11. Make a visual impression.
    12. Never put false information in your content.
    13. Use short paragraphs and sentences for lazy people.
    14. Use simple words but make those words error free.
     
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    Give it a little break, give your attention to something else for a while. It will come back to you if you stop thinking about it too much. That's what I've done in the past when I was writing articles, and it worked out for me. Hope it works out for you!
     
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    If I hit a dead end in terms of ideas, I just read forums related to the niches I cover.

    There is at least a couple of posts that get the creative juices flowing.

    The same goes with blog comments.

    The key is to focus on STUFF that FALLS OUTSIDE the box of CONVENTIONAL WISDOM.
     
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    I have had writers block before. It does come and go. I suggest keeping a notebook on hand and writing down ideas as you get them.
     
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    take a break and clear your head