The Secret for Overcoming Writer's Block With These 3 Simple Tips
How many times have you sat down at your PC all ready to write your newsletter article, only to be faced with that dreaded writer's block? You're sat there and can't think of a single thing to write about. In this article I'm going to share with you my top three tips for overcoming writer's block, and show you how easy it is to write your own articles.
Okay, so you're all ready to go. You're sat at your PC ready to put your next newsletter together and... you can't thing of a single topic to write about! You've got 'blank page syndrome' a.k.a. writer's block.
Writing articles is one of the main reasons why many solopreneurs put off producing a newsletter - they think (mistakenly) that writing an article is too time-consuming and they won't have anything to write about anyway!
You would be surprised at how easy it is to come up with writing your own articles, and how much fun it is too!
Let me share with you today my top three tips for overcoming writer's block:
Tip 1: What is your area of expertise?
A great source for coming up with an article is to think about your area of expertise. Can you write an article on, say, 'Ten Top Tips for [put in your area of expertise here]'.
Brainstorm some ideas.
Example: I could write an article called Ten Top Tips for Organizing Your Office.
Tip 2: Use article titles for inspiration!
Here are some article title templates to get you thinking:
* [Number] Top Tips For ...
* How To ...
* The [number] Key Ingredients for ...
* [Number] Mistakes to Avoid to ...
Where you need to insert a number, odd numbers always seem to work best - try 3, 5 or 7. Top 10 Tips articles are also good too!
Brainstorm and write down three or four article topics - no doubt you will think of many more!
Example: I could write an article called The 5 Key Ingredients for Organizing Your Office.
Tip 3: Visit the article submission sites and see what other's are writing about.
Head on over to any one of the top article submission directories and have a look around at the articles that have already been written on your chosen niche. Let me be clear, I don't advise copying those articles or any parts thereof and passing them off as your own, (I know you wouldn't do that, but I just have to say it anyway) simply do this as a way of researching possible article topics and inspiring you to write your own original article.
Perhaps you've found an article of interest to your niche but you can present the topic from a different perspective - one that's not already been covered. Or you've read an article on your particular niche, but the author hasn't covered a specific area that you know a lot about. Write an article that covers that area!
Example: There are many articles on office organization and general organizing tips, but my particular niche is in office organization for online solopreneurs, so I can write office organization articles specifically for solopreneurs. It provides a slightly different perspective to general office organization-type articles.
Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tracey Lawton is the office organization expert and teaches online service professionals how to operate an efficient, organized, and profitable business. Let her teach you how to create office organization success in your business, and receive The 7 Key Steps To An Efficient And Organized Office, report free at http://www.OfficeOrganizationSuccess.com