Writer's block is REAL - and totally curable.
Oh writer's block. It's a malady that can affect anyone, writer or not. Thankfully, it isn't an incurable disease. Whether you're writing for yourself or your clients, you can stop writer's block in it's tracks quickly with my 3 T's to tackling writer's block.
Take a Break
It seems counter intuitive to walk away when there's social media content or ad copy to write and you have a deadline looming. Shouldn't you just power through and keep at it until something magically hits?
As strange as it sounds, the best way to wake up your creativity and generate ideas is to STOP trying to force what you're doing and go do something completely different.
Take a nap. Play some music. Go for a walk. Give your brain a break, then come back to it with a renewed focus.
Tap into Your Tribe
Being stuck - and keeping "stuck" as your focus - is isolating and frustrating. Refuse to believe the lie that you're the only one who struggles to come up with content, because you're not.
You're not alone, and two (or more) heads are always better than one. Go talk it out with a friend. Fire up your network and bounce some ideas off each other.
You know how working out is always more fun with friends? So is brainstorming! Plus you won't just be helping yourself, they'll get more ideas and creativity out of it too.
Tell a Story
People love stories, especially ones about relatable, every day occurrences. If you can't think of a straightforward message to get your own or your client's ideas across, start with a story.
Stories grab the reader's interest and are some of the most effective ways to communicate. Not only do they create a personal connection, they can make general content memorable and engaging.
I'm a HUGE fan of storytelling in content. It works in emails, social media posts, ad copy, and sales funnels. Plus it's just plain fun!
So next time the ol' writer's block hits, try one - or all three - of these tips. You'll be "unstuck" in no time!
Hi, I'm Christa, an Iowa-based messaging expert specializing in targeted messaging, copywriting, and ghostwriting services. I have one handsome hubby who's my partner in crime (not literally) and two great kids who keep us busy (Track and field! Volleyball! Basketball! All the sports!) Using words to help people promote what they love is my favorite!