Monday, September 24, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 31: Bubbly

Write ideas you are trying to connect on a page, in random locations, and draw circles around them.  Then draw lines of small circles connecting them, and fill these with phrases that can logically transition you from one idea to another.  Don't plan what you'll fill the bubbles with, because half the discovery is finding out in the moment what your brain will come up with on the fly.  The idea of the bubbles is to go with your first instinct, not concentrate on finding the perfect answer—sometimes the perfect answers are very unexpected! Save money. One low annual subscription to FrontLine Employee serves your entire organization--every employee--for a full year with 12 issues.  Copy, email, or post newsletters on a protected page of your website. Try it out at

Monday, September 17, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 30: Musical Influences

Load your music and turn on the shuffle or random function, making sure you're the only one who will have to listen to the song.  Write for the duration of the first (appropriate) song that queues up—no longer, no shorter.  Be sure to focus on the mood or story of the song as you write, allowing it to guide your piece and direct it somewhere you may not have thought of on your own.  You can also use music specifically to guide a writing session, if you know how a certain song helps you work. No more embarrassing grammar mistakes--each  issue is professionally proofread. Will the never make a mistake. Hard to tell.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #29: Alphabetical

Start your first sentence with a word beginning with the letter A and proceed until you've covered the alphabet.  You'll probably not end up with a perfect piece, but it will give you raw material to work with.  Realize that some sentences will be awkward because of the word you have to choose in order to stay in alphabetical form, but occasionally you'll find a new way to phrase something because you have to work around some unusual syntax. 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, September 3, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip #28: Include These Words

Write three basic paragraphs related to the work you're blocked on.  The paragraphs must, somewhere, include the following five words: plaster, rumors, yellow, defense, and insect.  You can recycle this exercise as many times as you would like, because the words can always be arranged differently.  If, however, you're tired of that set, here are two more: dirt, placement, renegade, brown, and striped; template, bag, victory, zealous, and string.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

Share this post!