Unraveling the writing world with an engineering degree is no joke. I had to face a lot of obstacles just to commit to my writing every day. One of the greatest obstacles would be facing writer’s block.
It’s had been a back to back fight since in the beginning until I started to into to dive into this writer’s block problem and face like a man. And also because that is what winners would do.
A few days later, I had found 3 easy way to solve writer’s block problem once and for all. So if you are a writer, copywriter or a wanna be writer like me, then you have come to the right place.
Below are long term strategies that you can use every single time you are having writer’s block.
But, first, let me start it with the definition itself.
What is a Writer’s Block?
Well, actually this definition is very simple. Writer’s Block means a writer in a state where he/she is unable to think what to write or how to proceed with writing. As simple as that. Plus, as a writer myself, I had been facing this problem since last year and now, after I found an easy way to avoid writer’s block, I feel inspired to share it with you guys.
Especially, if you are having writer’s block to write for your own blog. Read on my friends.
3 Brilliant Easy Way To Avoid Writer’s Block.
1. Know Your Intention.
Yes this is the first step. Ask yourself “what did i want to write about?” and “why do i write it?”. You would probably ask, Why this questions right? The answer would be because you need to know why are you writing it!
In other words, what is your purpose of writing an article? Is it to entertain people? To motivate people? or To educate people? and so on. You get the point. But, only choose one intention for every writing. Never mix it up.
For example, when I am writing this article down. My sole intention is to help any writer in the world who had faced writer’s block and don’t know how to deal with it. I want them to know that I am having this problem too and so does any other writers.
More importantly, I want them to understand that they are ways to avoid this kind problem. Simply put, this article intention is to educate writers around the globe.
2. Who is Your Audience?
The second one would be, you need to know exactly who is your readers or audiences. Who are they? and What do you want to convey to them through your writing? Try asking these questions to yourself and answer it by writing it down.
While this is a good trick for them, the same thing can be done if you are a writer. You just have to define your reader to convey the right message to them. It would be a disaster if I wrote about writer’s block while targeting a football player right? So define your audience/readers is a must before you start writing. Take your time before you start writing.
Take your time before you start writing. Writing a great content requires a lot of effort.
3. Write Your First Draft.
Finally, this is what I learned from Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley. A great read indeed if you want to learn more about writing. What I learned from this book is, writing the first draft is the most important step toward creating a good content.
And to write your first draft, you just have to start writing down anything about your article. In other words, just move your finger around and write anything that comes first in your head. Because the point of this first draft is to get your hands moving and fill out the blank papers.
It can be as bad as it gets but don’t worry about it now; because you can always edit it later. And by later, it means any other next day that you want. However, personally, I would leave it for 24 hours before I start to edit it.
For instance, If I finished writing my first draft at 8 am in the evening, I would edit it the next day. Usually at 7 am in the morning. Additionally, for best results, you can make a second or a third draft before publishing your writing. Which is much better.
This is just a books that I found to be very useful and help me a lot increase my writing performance. It is a must read book if you want to learn more about how to become an exceptional writer. For more information, click the picture below to read the book descriptions.
1. You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins.
The bottom line is this 3 brilliant easy step to avoid writer’s block can be used to write in any medium and to any person you want. For example,
- If you are emailing your boss and don’t know what to write, use this steps.
- You want to write a beautiful valentine’s day card to your spouse but don’t know how to proceed, then use these steps.
- You are a student who just happens to be skipping classes because you were sick and you want to write your reasons to your lecturer. Use these 3 easy steps.
In fact, we are all a writer actually. Every day we would write something, you just don’t know it such as texting, tweeting and replying comment in Facebook.
Now, go write your own article, books or whatever you want to write and don’t forget to use the 3 steps that I provided above. If you manage to do it well, for at least two months form now, you would be starting to apply this 3 steps easily in no time.
Last but not least, don’t forget to enjoy yourself while writing; that is the most important thing. Have a go now, use all the steps and have fun guys.
Thank you for reading. If you have any question or comment that you want to ask, just shoot it in the comment section below. I will try to answer every possible question that I can.