Monday, November 26, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 40: Get Your Blood Moving

Exercise releases endorphins, making you feel happier and more energetic.  Make it a habit to exercise before you start writing, and you will come to associate it with a good feeling.  Go for a run in the morning before you start your daily writing regimen, or set up your yoga mat near your workspace and clear your mind and loosen up your body.  If you can, write after every time you exercise, including pick-up games and walking the dog, and your mind will soon develop a connection between the endorphin high and the act of putting words to paper. 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, November 19, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 39: Monotony

Find yourself a mind-numbingly dull task—vacuuming, showering, filing paperwork—and engage in it with the intent of letting your mind wander.  Get lost in the repetitive movements or quiet environment of the task, and don't focus too hard on your writing or writer's block.  As you work, your brain will gently tease the words free and you may even be struck by "eureka!" inspiration (but not the vacuum brand kind).  Many people do their best thinking in the shower, when their bodies are occupied and their minds are free to roam without restraints. 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, November 12, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 38: The What-If Game

Brainstorm a list of ten what-if questions, and then brainstorm an answer or two for each one.  Make these as preposterous as you can muster, especially if they are related to the piece you're blocked on.  This is the ultimate outside-the-box exercise, and although you may feel very silly writing about flying staplers or the reanimated lunch food, the child's play will free your subconscious to let everything come more easily.  You can play a more serious version of the what-if game in meetings to stimulate brainstorming in a group. 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, November 5, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 37: Size Doesn't Matter

Write a 100-word sentence.  It must be properly punctuated, but it can ramble and meander as much as you'd like.  When you go back and read it, you may find buried in there an idea you wouldn't have realized was present if you hadn't let your words flow.  If you continue the sentence past 100 words, don't stop yourself. 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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