I sat down to write multiple times this week and nothing came to me.
Not. One. Word.
Oh no – I had writer’s block..! It was draining my creativity, keeping me from writing anything and making me feel utterly useless. AGH! The worst. If you’re a blogger or if you write creatively for pleasure or for work, you probably understand how this feels. So I thought, what better post to come back with than tips to banish writer’s block?
WRITE ABOUT A MEMORY/EVENT IN YOUR LIFE
Most people like to read about you. Your personal experiences, your relationships, your struggles and your achievements. They want to read about your life! So write about it. It will help you get the ideas flowing, plus you’re an expert on the subject!
ASK FOR SUGGESTIONS
This is a great way to involve your readers/fans. If you’re struggling for things to write about, ask what they’d like to see from you. More recipes? More reviews? More about you/your family? ETC. You’ll never know until you ask.
TAKE YOUR TIME/A BREAK
Don’t get stressed out if you aren’t getting your writing done in the time frame you allotted for yourself. That’s the beauty of saving as a DRAFT! Sometimes it’s best to go grab a coffee, go for a walk, or even sleep on it, then come back to it the next day with a fresh mind.
SCHEDULE TIME TO WRITE
While it’s good to take a break, make sure you schedule time to write. If you don’t, you may feel like you don’t have time to and it will fall to the wayside in favour of chores or other things that need to get done.
Everyone loves a good daydream. Have you seen other bloggers post about their dream living room, nursery, closet, or vacation? That’s so much fun to do, and you can make a collage and link to shops where your readers can find the things you are drooling over.
READ FOR INSPIRATION
Read things like books, the news, magazines, or other blogs. Keep in mind that there’s a difference between being inspired by someone and copying them, so make sure you keep your mind open and allow yourself to be inspired without actually ripping off someone else’s work!
These tips helped me today, so I’d love to hear if they help you at all. Leave me a comment