I never fail to learn new writing strategies when I visit Copyblogger. Just as valuable is the writers’ acknowledgement that writing is hard…followed by helpful approaches to mindset mixed in with a few hacks to jump start our efforts.
The graphic is just the outline of a post by Brian Clark that’s well worth saving. Check it out.
Hope it helps. It should…
Click the above word cloud for a two-minute curation of Stefanie Flaxman’s Be a Bad Writer to Be a Great Writer post on Copyblogger.
While this site is directed at entrepreneurs and content marketing, it is filled with solid advice and strategies for all writers.
You made it past yesterday’s guilt.
Time for another demon.
You want to give up. Words aren’t flowing. Ideas aren’t flowing. Tears, however, well, they might be another story.
Ben Angel in his contribution on Entrepreneur suggests two steps to win out:
- Remind yourself of what you stand to lose by quitting.
- Make a public declaration of what you’re working toward.
Ali Luke’s guest post on Goinswriter.com teases out the issue even more extensively. Lots of good ideas here to think through, including ways to cope with:
- present-day life’s incompatibility with your writing
- discouraging feedback
- your loved ones not understanding your work or your calling to put pen to paper
And you could always subscribe to Copyblogger’s Brian Clark’s mantra: Keep going.