Unsticking Your Creative Flow: 4 Tips to Overcoming Writer’s Block

Do you know what just happened? I opened a fresh new document, a virtual blank page, intent on filling it with words of wit and wisdom, and then … nothing. Absolutely. Nothing. Have you ever had one of these blank-screen encounters? The deadline is looming and there is that virtual page just staring back at you while your mind goes blank. It doesn’t matter what we’re writing, a blog, a video script, a business plan, anything.

As writers and even non-writers, we have all faced this challenge. Let me share with you four tried-and-true techniques that I use to overcome the dreaded writer’s block:

TWEET THIS: Got writer’s block? I’ve been there. Filling that blank page starts w/ these 4 tips:

Write anyway

For many of us, the fear of not writing something “perfect” ratchets up the writer’s block. Relax. That’s what the editing process is for. Just start writing. Write anything. Once you begin to move letters onto that page, words will form, which will morph into sentences, which will eventually grow into something you can massage and make into the finished piece you wanted all along.

Embrace the outline

Still struggling to form a complete sentence? You don’t have to (not yet, anyway). Go ahead and outline your ideas. Write down your main idea and let the bullet points flow. Once you have your roadmap in place, the rest will make its way off your finger tips and onto the page.

Ditch the distractions

I have to confess, while writing this I’ve checked my email, commented on a few Facebook posts and paused to watch a segment on the news. None of that is helping. Shut down the distractions. Find a quiet room, shut off the TV, keep the browser closed (unless you need to do some research) and start writing.

Get moving

Some of my best creative work has been done in my mind while I’m on my feet. Go for a walk, hit the gym, do something not in front of the keyboard and screen. As you move, let your ideas bounce around your brain. When you’re done, jot down some notes and start typing.

What helps you get unstuck? Hit the comments section and share your ideas!

 

About Bree Whitlock

I am passionate about helping you create the life of your dreams by sharing tips, tools, and strategies to help you start or grow a business and improve your life. I’m here to help you experience happiness and joy… the easy breezy way. I have spent the past four years mastering the business tools and marketing strategies you will need to succeed in business. And have spent a lifetime pursuing spiritual growth, health, and happiness and I am ready to help you unlock your unique talents so you can shine! I help people define their perfect life and create a plan for designing a business that helps them fulfill their wildest dreams. I believe that every business owner must be skilled not only in business strategies and marketing but also be deeply committed to personal development and have a healthy sense of humor. Through my videos, programs, and services, you will learn the skills you need to succeed in business as well as practical tips on how to create a rich and easy breezy life. You will get results and have fun along the way.

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