Overcoming writers block

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in Copywriting |

Writing is a tricky art form to master due to the fact that your productivity rests upon your inspiration and – being human – we cannot be inspired every minute of every day. Very often we experience what is known as writers block and we find ourselves staring at a blank page for hours with no idea where to begin. Causes of writers block Real life. These are external factors that pull you away from work mentally and sometimes physically as well. Examples are things like family and financial issues and these can take a toll on your copywriting productivity. It is important that you understand that it is ok to take a break. Step away, deal with the problem and you will probably return to work feeling refreshed and inspired. Emotion. When it comes to writing, emotions are something you work with on a daily basis. We draw on our emotions for creativity and inspiration and so when your emotions do not coincide with what you are writing, productivity is likely to drop. Try taking a moment to deal with what is happening in your head- write a piece about what you are feeling. You may find that once you have poured it out, you will be able to get back to work. The workload. Very often, the cause of the block does not lie with the writer, but in the writing itself. Perhaps the story is not on the right path or a character isn’t working. Whatever the reason, the key here is to be honest with yourself. Take a step back and review your work and – if necessary – start from scratch! There is nothing wrong with you as a writer for feeling blocked and uninspired. Listen to yourself and decide what it is you need. When you are in a happy, peaceful state of mind, only then will you produce the best writing. Need help with your copywriting? Contact WSI South...

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Overcoming writer’s block

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Copywriting |

Feeling blank or depressed when being tasked with writing a certain article can cause you to lose your motivation. Although everyone has heard of the dreaded “writer’s block”, few writers actually know when they are experiencing it. Many times, one will push a certain project or job to the back of your mind for days before starting to write it and when you finally start, it feels like the article just drags on and takes forever to finish. The problem with writer’s block is that you’ve already created this huge, horrible task in your mind, before you have even started to write! This is called writer’s block and the good part is that it’s easy to overcome. Strategies to get the project done Visit an article database. If you are writing about a technical or specialised subject, you may feel like there just isn’t a lot of information about the subject, making research and knowledgeable writing harder for you. Visit one of the many article databases and look at a few articles that other writers have done on the subject (you’ll probably see that a lot of them have more or less the same information, simply re-written in a different way). This can give you a different perspective on how to tackle difficult subjects. Talk about the subject. Casually mention the subject of the article when talking to colleagues or friends. You may find that somebody knows more about the subject than you and this can also give you a few topic ideas that you didn’t think of before. Refuse to divert your attention. What makes writer’s block so frustrating is that you try to block the task out of your mind by reading e-mails, checking out a news site and occupying yourself with other mundane tasks. The problem is that the article will linger in your head and you won’t really be focusing on either of the tasks in front of you. If you’ve started to write the article, don’t take a break and stick to the task until you are done. Leave it for the morning. Deciding to do an article the next day may seem like procrastination, but I’ve found that writing in the morning is much easier than trying to get an article done during the midday...

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