Who was it that said, “I hate writing, but I love having written”? So far this week it could have been us!
Writer’s block can strike at the most annoying moments – however rather than stare blankly at our screens and grow increasingly frustrated, at Attract & Engage HQ we prefer to try these block-busting tricks.
If you struggle to get the words down for your business, give them a try, you never know!
1. Take a break.
As writers we’re all for putting an assignment aside and coming back to it another time.
A coffee break works for most of us, as does a quick breath of fresh air, or 20 minutes flicking through inspirational magazines. If you’re lucky enough to have an office dog, even better!
2. Get a change of scenery.
We often de-camp to another room. For those of us who work from home a good idea is to pitch up in the garden, or on the sofa, or at a client’s office or shop. If it works, why not!?
3. Do something other than writing.
Do something other than try to FORCE words. Roll out a massive piece of paper and think about your topic visually or graphically.
Draw your concept instead… I LOVE mind maps. Flick through a thesaurus or discover on Pinterest.
You’re not making life easy for yourself if you sit down to write without a plan.
A simple editorial schedule, housed in Excel, will make your weekly business blog far easier to create. If your content calender is packed full of key dates, events, annual ‘this&that’ days, product launches, anniversarys related to your business and the industry you operate within, then coming up with ideas will be so much simpler.
Throughout the month drop in ideas, not fleshed out, but an initial concept. That way when you do sit down to write there’s plenty of great content to get you started.
Best of luck people!