Sometimes just writing a heading or a few dot points can help you get started.
PR Daily has suggested before you start writing you should make a map or list of the main points you want to cover to help you start writing.
Here are some things to include in your map:
- Describe the audience you are writing for.
- What is the goal of the piece of writing?
- List your main ideas.
- Include a call to action if necessary.
- List what information you will need to research.
- Arrange your main ideas into a structure that flows and delete any that are unnecessary.
- Start writing by working through your map.
Often writer’s block can bring out your inner critic and leave you with feelings of anxiety, self doubt and overwhelming thoughts of ‘I can’t do this’. You need to move past these feelings because they only hinder your ability to write anything.
Remember, a good piece of writing takes times and often a lot of drafts before it’s finished.
Here are some other tips to help you overcome writer’s block:
- The sooner you start writing the better.
- Start writing down anything that comes to your mind because it’s easier to form a piece of writing with notes then from nothing.
- Make sure you are in an environment that will help you write for instance this might be a quiet room.
- Make a schedule for how much you will write in a period of time and stick to it.
- Ask someone for help. Sometimes even just talking about writing with another person can give you ideas to start.
If you are suffering from writer’s block just start writing, because putting it off will only make it worse. By planning out a map it can help you work through your writer’s block and provide you with a guide for your writing.
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