So I’m in the middle of writing my weekly article for WadeHarman.com and something’s up.
I can’t seem to get a grasp on what to write.
There are days when it seems like that words just write themselves, and then there are days when I just stare at the blinking cursor waiting, nay, hoping, for the words to magically appear on the screen.
Have you ever felt like that before?
It’s unnerving to feel this way, especially when you’re a blogger.
Writing is your whole business.
I want to address some of the tips I use that will help you create the words that you need that will finish that article you’re having trouble with right now.
I’m no Demian Farnworth.
That man is a word wizard, having the capability to make words dance at his command.
No, I’m just a regular guy trying to get ideas on my blog so I can help people.
Even though we shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to people like Demian, what makes us all the same is that we want to help people.
There are reasons why you find it easy to write about certain articles.
- You’re passionate about the topic
- You understand and are excited about the result
- You’ve had experience in that certain area
However, not all writing just flows out naturally.
One of the top tips I can give someone on content writing is that when it comes time to write, and the words aren’t pouring out of you like a funnel, is to sit down and just write anyway.
You will be able to come back later and edit, but for now, just write.
When the words are just coming naturally and you’re not feeling any pressure with your article, you realize that what you’re writing is coming out of you very fast and easily.
That’s the process you want to mimic by just sitting down and writing.
This is one of the roughest types of content writing practice that I have ever done before.
Sometimes I read back and wonder what in the world did I just say?
But in between all of that garble, I can find some gold nuggets in there that I can extract for a main topic idea for the article.Write like the wind, edit like the snail, and then do it again!Click To Tweet
#2-Write the Title Last
This is something that I have just started doing and it has unchained my writing.
Thanks to Demian, I have taken his advice and it has really opened my eyes to better writing.
When you are bound by the title, sometimes you may feel like you can’t digress into certain areas to allow the story to take its effect on your readers.
Allow yourself the liberty of writing the title last.
You will find a freer experience when you do it.
After you get finished with your article, go back to the title and deem whatever is appropriate after the article has already told its own story.
#3-Don’t Stop For Links
This is a big problem for me, because I am one of those people that has to have all of my ducks in a row as I do them.
However, I have noticed that when I stop for the link, the creativity slows down along with it.
Again, allow your article to have the freedom it needs to tell it’s own story and come back later and link it up to the relevant places that you need to.
One thing I have learned while writing is that you are an extension of the article.
Yes, you’re the one who is writing it, but if you allow yourself to unwind into the article, you will find that the article will start to have a mind of its own as you allow it to tell you where to go.
This is the creative juices that Dustin Stout always talks about harnessing.
The Final Thought
So if you’re feeling a small twinge of writers block, don’t worry.
The creativity is still there, you may have to jump start it to get it going the way it needs to.
These are three main things that I always try to do to help build my content writing practices so the reader will be able to benefit from the article.
Do you have a certain writing technique that you would like to share with us? I would love to hear about it!
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