Monday, June 25, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #18: Get Into Character

If you're having trouble finding your voice for a piece, borrow someone else's. Put yourself into the shoes of a reporter, a wallflower, a spy, or even a passer-by and write the way they would see the idea, scene, or story. You may not be able to use this character's voice later, but you will see the material from a new perspective. It may help to imagine the piece being read out loud by the voice of a television or movie character. We can help you publish a newsletter of your very own for a flat rate and do so each month. And we will accept for consideration your ideas. Send them to us. About 95% of subscriber article requests are used -- respect issues, conflicts, communication, etc. Go to

Monday, June 18, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #17: Regular Rewards

Set tiny word goals on your project, and every time you reach one, reward yourself—with a single piece of candy, perhaps, or with one game of solitaire.  Don't get distracted and indulge in more than one reward, or the system will collapse.  If you stick to it rigidly, eventually you will have plugged along right through your entire piece!  Find a reward that works for you, even if that means experimenting over a few days.Do you need a newsletter that is just the right size and amount of content with the ability to edit, add, subtract, reshuffle content, or use the newsletter without making any changes at all? Go to

Monday, June 11, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #16: An Ideal Space

Surround yourself with trinkets and images that inspire your creativity.  Make sure your writing workspace is as accommodating to your muse as possible, even if that means getting a little silly with the decorations.  Do you write by hand?  Leave your favorite kind of pen and notebooks out where they are easily accessible, in case you're struck by a great idea while you're otherwise occupied. End  writer's block and mad searches for article ideas and content on the Internet. Eliminate the deadline pressure. Here's how. Start with a trial to FrontLine Employee.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #15: Scheduled Creativity

Set yourself a regular time to sit down and write, even if you are just typing the same word over and over, and stick to it.  Eventually, your brain will become used to the routine and the words will be more readily at your fingertips.  Many people prefer the early morning, when they are first awake and their brains are fresh from sleep, while others prefer the nighttime, when they can dump out the data from the day onto the page.Would not it be nice to have no more frustration, embarrassment, or worrying about getting your newsletter out on time. (I once struggled with this myself.) Your monthly issue comes early--a week early--before the month of issue! To learn more go to

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