Writer’s block! Every time I think about it, hear or read about it, my skin crawling as if covered with thousands of big, flesh eating, black beetles leaving behind only a skeletal pile of bones in the sands. Writer’s block Argg!
Of course it’s just my imagination. It’s not real. Just like Writer’s Block, it’s not real either!
WHERE IDEA COMES FROM
Just saying you have Writer’s block is mentally blocking. What you end up focusing your attention on is the block and trying finding a way around it while you are telling yourself you are blocked, So, guess what happens, you see one big solid block! With this kind of thinking you convinced yourself you having writing block.
If a Writer’s Block had any sort of substance it would be as wispy as smoke. You could walk right through, nothing there to stop you. Your mind never stops thinking. It’s constantly coming up new ones. So the problem is not a block. The problem is you can’t find one idea to focus on.
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
— Samuel Johnson
GETTING PASS WRITER’S BLOCK
Knowledge and ideas goes hand in hand, Go and read articles in your niche. Learn what are people saying? Find out which topics are they talking about? Think while you read. Could you take one of their points and expand on it. Turn it into your own article? Take that one idea and run with it in a different direction.
Read and come up with your own questions. What else would reader want to know? A good way to find this out is to read their comments. It’s a great source for ideas. Be curious, be creative, and read.
And if you really can’t come up with your own ideas then it’s time for you to learn more about your niche, so just keep reading and learning. Ideas are what our minds are made for.
Either way, by reading to find ideas or reading to learn, ideas will come to you. Take every one of your ideas, questions and thought, and use it to create a Mind Map.
CREATIVE THINKING FOR BLOG WRITERS
Mind Maps are a great writing tool. It’s easy to use and an easy way to expand on your ideas. Using Mind Map you literally surround one idea in a circle of new expanded ideas. Taking that one idea and explode it out in all directions.
So yes, I cringe every time someone mentions Writer’s blocked.
WRITER’S BLOCK IS A MYTH
If you never want to feel blocked again start reading, form your own question, thoughts and ideas. Then try creating a Mind Map around your idea. Literally surround it with different ideas and watch it explode outward in ever direction.
It works. It’s a great writing tool. Mind Map gets the creative juices flowing in a positive direction. Ideas start popping into your mind and you stop even thinking about Writer’s Block.
When you start using Mind Mapping you’ll see, there is no such thing as Writer’s block. There never was. It’s a figment of imagination. You can’t stop your mind from thinking. It’s not humanly possible.
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