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August 04, 2017

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Marcia Yudkin

Lynn,

All excellent suggestions! Here's one more, suggested by a participant in one of my writer's block workshops years ago. She would begin typing the Gettysburg address ("Four score and seven years ago..."), and inevitably just a couple of sentences in, she would be able to segue into the topic she was actually supposed to write about.

For her, it was like warmup scales for a singer.

There are lots more ideas and writing exercises to get you going when you're stuck in my ebook, "No More Writer's Block," available for Kindle at https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Block-Become-Prolific-Writer-ebook/dp/B006F5K9M8/ and in PDF at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/165929

Cathy Miller

Hi, Lynn. I have written several blog posts on coming up with ideas for posts. I know this is only one form of writer's block but I thought I'd share a Slideshare presentation I did on my method. Hope you enjoy. ☺

https://www.slideshare.net/camscorner/5-simple-mind-mapping-tricks-for-more-creative-blog-posts

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi Marcia,

Thanks for the unique tip. I love it!

And thanks for mentioning your e-books. Very helpful.

Lynn

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Cathy, great method! I love the examples you gave of how to add the business spin. Thanks for sharing your creative approach.

Lynn

Kristyna

All great ideas! With a looming deadline, the "change of scenery" method can be a slippery slope - many of my colleagues start checking their social media sites, but what starts as a harmless 5-minute check turns into lost hours of liking and commenting with no constructive result in sight. What I usually recommend is physically removing the body from the computer/paper and the mind usually follows.
Cheers!

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Kristyna, thanks for that excellent advice.

Lynn

olive

Thanks for the suggestions. I will keep this in my mind. keep posting.

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