I found the below blog on writer's block as I was trying to focus on producing this week's piece. I was suffering a bad case of writer's block and had no idea what to write. So I decided, why not use the issue of writer's block as the subject of this week's post.
Besides writer's block, many people suffer from a paralyzing fear of having to write anything at all. My advice is once you have decided on the topic, to just write everything you can think about regarding your topic of choice. This gives you the opportunity to view all of your thoughts and then allows you to start to make connections and sense of random phrases.Before you know it, you have a complete, appealing and well-arranged piece.
Much of the advice the writer gives in the below blog is useful not only for overcoming writer's block but can be used simply as good practice for improving writing skills. I have put up the first five (5) main points, you can click on the link below to view the entire article.
1) Get your blood moving
As I wrote previously: finding balance is vital for workers in the information economy.
2) Change your surroundings
If you’ve got a laptop, take it to the roof of your building (if you’re able) or outside to a park and you may find swapping surroundings works wonders.
3) Unplug the Internet
This is similar to step two but applies when you can’t get away from your desk but need focus. The web is a big distraction when you want to get good writing done – close Facebook, turn off Twitter and stop checking your site analytics.
4) Listen to some music
This may not work at the office, but if you’re a blogger and you work on the weekend the right music is highly inspirational.
5) Start what you’re stuck on first thing in the morning
Open what you are stuck on first thing in the morning just as you’re getting to work.