Which content on the internet does not utilize writing skills? But there’s a thing called writer’s block that writers have to battle with, “which is the inability to begin or continue writing as a result of difficulty in coming up with original ideas”. How can you unlock your writer’s block?
Writing is writing, and you need to write to fill words on a page to be churning out content, regardless of whether you want to or not. Discipline is essential as far as writing is concerned. But, what if you don’t have any ideas to write about at all? What do you do?
YouTube’s videos are best done with written scripts, blog posts are written with words, advertising copy online use words, graphic design for online need words before the design, and even podcasts use the written word as a guide as well. What do you do if your creative juices are lacking, at a critical time when you need them most?
There are many strategies people suggest online to unlock your writer’s block. In this post, I share just one way I unblock my writer’s block. It is based on my personal experience only and not from some book.
Reading voraciously while involved in some physical activity
When your creative juices are blocked, and you don’t seem to be able to get flowing words onto your page, you have to relax and read voraciously while doing some physical activity. Take your mind of the need to write, and just do something else different.
Why is that the case?
Because reading and writing are two sides of the same coin. One always feeds off the other. With much reading comes more information and ideas that the mind can feed on.
I don’t mean just reading a hard copy or ebook, I also mean listening to audiobooks. I personally find listening to audiobooks much easier as reading an ebook is focus-draining and time-draining. While you are listening to an audiobook it is important you involve yourself in a physical activity, such as jogging, walking, gardening, cleaning, sweeping, washing dishes, etcetera.
Reading or listening to an audiobook while involved in some form of physical activity can help your mind heal quickly and get your creative juices unleashing ideas that can fill up your pages with words in no time.
What sort of audiobooks to immerse yourself in, to unblock your creativity?
From my personal experience, audiobooks that discuss ideas are important for unleashing your creativity. I use audiobooks on academic lectures from The Great Courses, YouTube, and podcasts that challenge my way of thinking.
I also benefit from immersing myself in science fiction audiobooks by Isaac Asimov and other authors. You must listen to audiobooks on topics that are far away from copywriting, or writing in general.
It seems simple enough to do, but you have to try it to see it work for yourself. I am hoping this helps you unblock your writer’s block and get you writing and flowing with ideas to fill your next 100 blog posts or YouTube video scripts.