Cure for Writer’s Block — Here’s a Quick Tip

Posted on January 18, 2011


I learned a few tips and tricks from fellow writers and publishing acquaintances about what to do when you’ve got writer’s block. I’ll share a really easy one with you here.

Writer’s block is a common occurrence for those who write fresh content daily or write daily content from a fresh perspective.

If you get stumped as to what to write about for a post, take a look around your office. Pick out a couple of items and place them in front of you. As you look over each item, write down the first five words or phrases that come to mind for each one. Write down more if more come to mind. You can even use the name of the item.

For example, I just picked up a country crafted doll my sister-in-law gave me when she thought I was into country crafts, but I had actually moved on to more modern decorating … a few years before. The first few words or thoughts that come to mind are as follows:

  • Country crafts
  • Gift from someone who thought they knew what I wanted
  • Country crafted gifts
  • Winter (it is embellished with a bit of snow and it is winter here where I live in Kansas)
  • Family (the doll is carrying a baby)
  • Toys
  • Hats — (the doll is wearing a fancy hat) — we all wear different hats in life — e.g., mom, dad, sister, brother, boss, coworkers, etc.
  • Pattern (material used is patterned) — we all pattern ourselves after certain people we admire in life

This list gives me a whole lot of new ideas on which to write for my own blog.

Try this tip the next time you get stuck and you’ll find a whole lotta new ideas on which to post to your blog.

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