How To Smash Through Writers Block in 6 Wicked Easy Steps

It’s easy to say writer’s block doesn’t exist-Until it does

Rick Martinez

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Ready to smash through that pesky writer’s block?

Here are three wicked easy steps to help you get started. With a little bit of creativity and elbow grease, you’ll be writing again in no time.

Let’s get started.

Make a list of ideas before you start writing

When writer’s block sets in, it can seem like an absolute hurdle to get over.

However, tackling writer’s block is quite simple- the key is to make a list of ideas before you start writing. It’s easy to get bogged down with writer’s block when you don’t have any ideas. Still, by taking a step back from the project and getting creative with problem-solving, there’s no reason why writers need to feel stuck for long. Getting outside the box and compiling a list of new and exciting ideas on paper helps writers free their minds from writer’s block and better understand their project. This can help tremendously when writers are facing pressure to produce work quickly.

Just get creative with it and make a list of ideas.

Pro tip: Use mind mapping tools to help you brainstorm and organize your ideas. And better yet, keep an ongoing journal of ideas to refer back to.

Write for a set amount of time each day, even if it’s just a few sentences

Have you ever felt uninspired to write?

If yes, a great way to get started is to commit to writing daily for a set period. Even though it may feel daunting initially, and you may only be able to write a few sentences, it’s still an essential step in developing your writing skills. A really useful method that many writers follow is called the Pomodoro Technique, where you work on one specific task for twenty-five minutes and then take a five-minute break. That focus provides a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you reflect on how much you’ve achieved before taking a break.

Writing even just a few sentences daily will give your words the workout they need as your skills and confidence develop.

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Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter