I’m going to be honest with you guys, even though my job requires a lot of creativity, I oftentimes end up drawing blanks all day. The bright side if this of course is that I’ve learned ways to get past my writer’s block as quickly as it comes. Whether you’re coming up with a new marketing campaign, blog post, or video project, you’ll probably end up running into writer’s block at some point. So here are the top three things I do when I need a little creative boost.
1. Break away from routine.
Nothing kills creativity like doing the same thing over and over again. Not to mention life itself begins to lose it’s appeal after it becomes routine. So if you’re struggling to think of ideas try taking a different way to work, or going to eat at a new restaurant, maybe strike up a conversation with someone you’ve never spoken to before. Having that new experience will hopefully help you have a different perspective on things.
2. Start out of order.
So you’re writing copy for a blog post and you’ve already decided what the body of your post is going to be, but you have no idea how to open or close it. The best thing you can do at this point is start with what you’ve already figured out and see where you can go from there. If you try to focus too hard on a specific part of your project you’ll only end up more frustrated.
3. Bounce ideas off someone.
Two heads are better than one, right? Absolutely! Find someone to share what you have figured out so far and see what they can contribute. If you can handle a little constructive criticism, work with someone that doesn’t necessarily share the same views as you and take it as an opportunity to grow.
If you take these three things into account I promise you’ll be over your writer’s block in no time. Remember, don’t over think things and keep writing no matter how bad it may seem at first. And if you need to call in the big guns, we’re always available to help you! See you guys next week!