Ever sit down to start to write a new sales letter, book, or marketing campaign but just stare off into outer space because you don’t know what to write?
Whelp, lucky for you I have a simple solution for you to overcome writer’s block.
It’s really easy. Ready?
The solution to overcome writer’s block is to… WRITE!
Yep, it’s that simple.
You may be thinking, “But I don’t know what to write about or where to start.”
Hey, you’re not alone. It happens to me too. But, then I just start writing. I start writing about my day, what I learned, what I read, my experience with something new. And you know what happens? It gets my creative juices flowing and the next thing I know I’m taking what I just wrote and turning it into a lesson that I can use for whatever it may be (marketing perhaps?).
Now when you’re writing you don’t want to stop and edit it. You don’t need to reread what you just wrote. Just keep writing! Misspelled a word? No worries, just keep writing!
You see, this isn’t going to be your final draft. No! You’re probably going to have many drafts. The goal is just to get you to start writing what comes to your mind so your creative juices get flowing and on paper (I can’t tell you how many times I thought of something great, but failed to write it down and then it vanished from my mind forever… ugh!).
Then once it’s all done on paper you’ll want to let it sit for a couple of days. Let everything just sink in.
Now you’ll go back and read what you wrote. Now it’s time for revisions and editing! Don’t worry if you change a lot of words/sentences/paragraphs. Since you have your ideas on paper it’s much easier to come up with more ideas (the hardest part is just to get it moving… re: writing!).
- Just start writing! Write whatever comes to your mind.
- Don’t stop to edit. Just keep writing.
- After you’re done writing let it sit for a day or two.
- After a couple of days read what you wrote and start your revisions!
So, if you’ve been having writer’s block lately now’s the time to just start writing!
Now put the peddle to the metal… Oops, I mean, put the pencil to the paper! (Doesn’t have the same ring… hmph).
If you have anything to add that you’ve used to overcome writer’s block then be sure to let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear about it! 🙂