No matter what type of writer you are, writers block happens to the best of us. There are days when you have an unlimited flow of ideas, and other days where you don’t even know where to start. Most people believe that the best remedy for writer’s block is to take a break from your writing. These people always claim that clearing your mind is the best thing to do. While that may work for some people, it’s not the best solution.
First you should ask yourself some questions. What do I want to write about? What am I searching for? Is there anything new and exciting happening in my niche that I am missing? By asking these simple questions you will formulate a guideline of what you are truly looking for.
When you are short on ideas you don’t need to clear your mind, you need to fill it up. Instead of lying down for a half hour and looking at the walls you should submerse yourself by reading other writer’s content from the same niche. If you have a blog about electronics, ideally you would want to surf the web for similar sites about electronics and see what those bloggers are writing about. This should give you some sort of starting point. Be sure to take notes on relevant topics that you come across.
Join online forums in your niche and ask members for their ideas. Start a new thread, and watch the replies come in. Forums are a great way to help generate ideas that you wouldn’t normally think of. Hey, if you can’t come up with something to write about on your own, you might as well ask other people.
The most prudent approach to dealing with writer’s block is prevention. Always be sure to carry around a pad a pen. Anytime you have a good idea be sure to jot it down, when it comes time to write your content you’ll have a wealth of ideas to choose from.
Using the aforementioned recommendations will not only help you overcome writers block, but help you prevent it. The next time someone recommends you take a break to overcome writers block remember this quote: “The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” -Mary Heaton Vorse.