Hello my dears! Happy humpday! Do you notice anything different? I am capitalizing things! Oh my goodness! What has gotten into me! Well, today I thought I’d share some tips that I have learned in my years of being a professional writer on how to beat writer’s block. So, I thought I should use proper grammar and stuff. Ready?
We have all been in a situation when you have something you want to write about but are having trouble writing in a way that actually makes sense/putting your ideas on paper/writing a good opening line, etc. I think a lot of bloggers struggle with this, so let’s dive in, shall we?
We all remember in high school English classes when our teachers would have us make a chart of what exactly we wanted to say before they had us write something, right? I have found this to be really helpful, so thank you high school English teachers! I take a notebook and write down the key ideas I want to get across to my audience. Why is this interesting? Why would someone want to read it? Why am I excited to write this article? I find this is a very crucial and helpful first step, because then I can number them in order of what I want to say first, second, etc. I have found this really helps with the flow of my articles and ensures my writing isn’t all over the place.
Print it out.
Then, if I have already written a draft, I print out the article and break out the highlighters and pens. I highlight parts I like, cross out things I find repetitive, and make notes in the margins of what paragraphs need to be expanded, and make notes of ideas I have to include in the article. It’s like the storyboard is the skeleton and now I am adding the muscle and bones. (gross??)
Start making changes!
While looking at my printed notes, I make all the changes I made on paper. The article that I was stuck on is now filled with ideas, has a voice and a direction! I’m not stuck anymore! I now know where this article needs to go and what needs to be said. The two above steps have given me a fresh look at the article and I am no longer frustrated! After a little more writing and tweaking, I can finally send it to my editor! Joy!
You can do all these steps with your blog posts. Nothing is more frustrating when you get stuck writing something. I hope these tips help you with your writing, and feel free to pin so i can be interest famous. ooops! i slipped out of capitalizing! the post is over, guys. it's time to be me again.