It happens to the best of us. No, I’m not talking about getting dumped. I’m here to talk about writer’s block and how to get out of its claws. As I sit here in front of my laptop, I’m at a total loss on what to write. So, there goes my blog…
Just kidding. Writer’s block can be somewhat of a tricky subject. Some writers acknowledge its existence, while some of us just choose to attribute it to some other reason. But the fact remains; we all fall prey to it at one point or another in our careers as virtual assistant copywriters.
While I do not profess to be a total expert in such matters, I do believe that I have some insight to offer regarding the subject of writer’s block and how to overcome it.
That’s right. Just put down your pen, close your laptop, or shut down that PC. Step away from it all and see where it leads you. Usually, it leads me to a cup of coffee if I’m in the office, or a quick window-shopping trip to my favorite bike shop down the street. It doesn’t really matter where you end up. Sometimes all it takes is a little step back to refresh your mind. Just don’t forget to go back and write.
One of these days I’m going to write a sweet thank you note to Mr. Jobs over at Apple for coming up with the iPod. I’m going to tell him how that slick little contraption of his has saved my writer’s ass time and again. Every time I get stuck in a rut, I just plug in those earphones and let rip through my playlist. Sometimes, going to a Big Country is enough to get some Modern English going. Sometimes, it’s Somebody’s Baby that keeps me from Waiting In Vain for that next idea. It doesn’t really matter if the Song Remains The Same, just as long as you listen. So, Don’t Worry, Be Happy.
Watch and Relax
A DVD, VCD, a movie – whatever floats your boat. Sometimes, a little movie and your favorite couch are all you need to recharge your tired mind and get the creative juices – and words – flowing again. Don’t forget the chips and soda!
These are just some of the things I do to get out of writer’s block. While each virtual assistant writer has his or her own ways of dealing with it, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to try other options so as to keep things fresh. And this, in my opinion, is the most important thing for a writer. Now, start writing.
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