5 Tips For Overcoming Writer’s Block

In this video:
00:09 5 Tips For Overcoming Writerís Block 00:24 Tip #1: Get Clear On What ________
00:54 Tip #2: Stop ____________ 01:27 Tip #3: Write Without Editing
01:57 Tip #4: Use A Stop Timer 02:44 Tip #5: Avoid Distractions And ___________ In this video Iím going to talk about 5 tips
you can follow to overcome writerís block. 5 Tips For Overcoming Writerís Block
Hi, this is Jesse from StartCopywriting.com and in todayís video, Iím going to be talking
about writerís block, the dreaded writerís block and how you can overcome it. Tip #1: Get Clear On What Youíre Writing
So, tip #1 for overcoming writerís block is to get clear on what youíre writing before
you actually sit down and start trying to write. A lack of clarity or being confused
about what youíre actually writing often means ending up with writerís block. So if
youíre not clear with what youíre writing or if youíre confused about what youíre
trying to write, itís not going to be very easy for you. What I like to do is to come
up with a bit of an outline or have a really strong, clear idea of what Iím writing before
I actually sit down and write. Tip #2: Stop Perfectionism
Too many people are perfectionists when they start writing and what that means is having
unrealistic and unachievable standards for yourself that really are going to become too
difficult to meet. Often for copywriters what that means is sitting down and expecting everything
you write is going to be amazing. We beat ourselves up over it so donít do that. Stop
being a perfectionist and realize that progress with your writing is more important than getting
it right the first time. Tip #3: Write Without Editing
Too many people when they sit down and write, they write a sentence, they read it, they
decide itís not very good and they delete the whole thing by hitting backspace. Donít
do that. Instead, sit down and write the first draft before you even think about editing.
Donít edit while you write and youíll find that you can always come back and rewrite
your first draft later. Tip #4: Use A Stop Timer
You could use an egg timer, you could use a timer on your computer, or a timer on your
iPhone. Basically, you want to set that countdown timer to 33 minutes then focus on writing
for 33 minutes until your timer goes off indicating the time is up. So what that allows you to
do is just do nothing but write for 33 minutes. It gives you a mini deadline to focus on and
by doing this, youíre really able to get in ìthe zoneî and avoid distractions. Itís
a great strategy for getting lots of writing done and writing for short 33-minute bursts
makes you a very productive writer. Tip #5: Avoid Distractions And Interruptions
Too many times if youíre writing from home you might have family or friends coming in
trying to talk to you and theyíre interrupting you or you might have distractions like email
alerts, your phone, facebook, the internet, anything like that. All these things can derail
our writing and really pull us out of the flow when we might be writing some great copy. So what you want to do is turn off your phone
and turn off the internet. You want to close the doors so people donít come in and interrupt
you, and find a quiet place where you can get some writing done. By doing these things,
youíll find yourself so much more productive with your writing and youíll avoid writerís
block because youíre not getting continually sidetracked and distracted. I hope youíve enjoyed my 5 tips for overcoming
writerís block. If youíd like to watch more videos like this one, I have a whole bunch
of them over at my website. This is Jesse from StartCopywriting.com and Iíll see you
in the next video.

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