How to Beat Writers Block

This Is How to Beat Writers Block

How to Beat Writers Block

Most writers at some point have struggled with coming up with new or fresh ideas to write about, so this post “how to beat writers block” was specifically written with bloggers in mind, but the principles I will cover, are the same, regardless whether you are an article writer or a blogger.

I understand that after you’ve blogged for a while you can start to feel that things are getting a little stale, and you need to figure out how to beat writers block.  You may have heard about famous writers who had no trouble churning out a couple of masterpieces but all of a sudden couldn’t get a word on paper.

For a blogger, it can be tough coming up with fresh ideas, and the advice for pro writers with a blockage is usually good for bloggers too, but it doesn’t go far enough – learn to relax your mind, keep a dream diary, and so on.

Bloggers have special tools at their disposal, special talents, and special needs, so here are some tips on how to beat writers block.

How to Beat Writers Block

You should keep a list of topics and themes in a nearby notebook or on the computer so you can jot down ideas as they occur to you – you don’t want that great niche notion to slip away by clicking on the next link and forgetting it.

Let your mind and mouse wander through your favorite blogs and forums for the latest trends, hot topics, and new ideas – but try going to new sites too.

Amazon’s bestseller lists are a potential treasure trove of ideas – scan the lists in all kinds of categories, not just the ones you’re familiar with, for new products – you never know what you’ll find.

Here Are Some More Ways On How To Beat Writers Block

Once you know how to do keyword research you can use the keyword tool as an idea gatherer – search on a broad topic or concept and scan the results for a mental reboot, taking notes of course.

One way, for all you slow typists out there, is to break through a dry spell is to use voice recognition software to transcribe yourself talking, or use the old-fashioned method of recording and transcribing – some bloggers talk faster than they type.

This can take a little time on the set-up (because you have to train the software to recognize your voice) but can save you loads of time in the long run. (I personally use Naturally Speaking Dragon)

Go to your local newsagents and scan the tabloids and look at all the sensational headlines they have used and adapt them for titles of your own blog posts.  This can be very effective if done correctly!

How to Beat Writers Block Quickly

If you’re really stuck, go to a real bookstore, get a good cup of coffee or tea, and scan the shelves and titles for new subjects, and twists on old ones – after all, those writers probably had writer’s block at some point too.

One final tip: I personally also like to visit other blogs in my niche and look at their recent posts for ideas – this works a treat for me.

If you follow these tactics on how to beat writers block  as part of your writing preparation routine you’ll do more writing and spend less time suffering from writers block.

Until next time…

Your partner in success,

Greg

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12 Responses to “How to Beat Writers Block”

  1. Keri says:

    Great post. I also want to add to cut yourself some slack if you cannot come with a topic even 3 days after blogging. Sometimes you need a break. How about also get some PLR for the niche you want to blog about and use an article that you like but be sure to put it in your own words so it is truly yours.

  2. Greg says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more…

    It’s like trying to write a blog post every day – if you can’t don’t worry just make sure your blog posts are good.

    Quality over quantity!

  3. Justina says:

    I think going to other blogs and getting ideas is a great idea! If you are feeling stuck you can always find other places to find good topics to talk about

  4. Tammy says:

    I say look around forums and see what people are chatting about. That’s a rich source to find info to write about.

  5. Greg says:

    Yahoo Answers is another great place to find topics to write about!

  6. Drake says:

    My wife is a mom blogger and she actually has no difficulty finding topics on a daily basis to blog about. We have an exciting house lol.

  7. Greg says:

    Congratulations to your wife Drake. In my experience this is what most writers find the hardest part!

  8. Kendra says:

    You also have to be very careful with what you blog about. Especially if you are a generic blogger like a lot of those mom bloggers out there are. I realize that we all have bad days and we want to blog about it, but when the venting gets out of control it can ruin your reputation. Sometimes it is best to have a private online journal when you are having one of those days, it’s your online presence that is at stake.

  9. Greg says:

    I agree..

    It amazes me the amount of bad language some people use online, especially on sites like Facebook!

    Don’t they realize that is a permanent record out in cyber space of the kind of day they were having….

    IT’S NOT CLEVER!

  10. Kathleen says:

    Thankfully I am very creative so I don’t run into that too often lol. But for a lot of people I can see why that is a huge issue as well as time.

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