Monday, December 17, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 43: Space and Time

Take a set break from your work, and don't think about it at all.  Keep your focus on other things, such as cleaning or maintenance tasks that need to be accomplished.  This may feel like procrastination, but if you have been staring at the blank screen feeling blocked, you aren't getting anything done anyway.  When you return from your break, your mind should be refreshed and ready to start writing again.  If not, give it some more time; it may turn out you work better on a tighter deadline anyway. Would like your own newsletter completely done for you each month? Seriously. And for one low price? Think up a title, give us your logo, send us to your website. If you have over 100 employees, we will create a unique and professional nameplate-masthead look just for you FOR FREE. -

Monday, December 10, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 42: Spread Thin

Distill your topic down to its most basic form, to the point that you can describe it in one or two words.  Then explode the idea outwards from there—perhaps using the webbing technique (bubbles with connecting lines).  Don't neglect to put down any possible aspect, from technical definitions to poetic descriptions to the ways it will impact future generations.  Exhaust all of the possible ways you could talk about your topic until you find something that strikes your muse's fancy. 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, December 3, 2012

Writer's Block Obliteration Tip # 41: Sounds Scripted

Write your entire piece in nothing but dialogue.  You can use dialogue tags if you need to make it clear who is speaking, but otherwise, leave out everything not between quotation marks.  If you're stuck looking for an opening line, choose a famous one from a movie or television and go from there.  You can write it as a product demonstration, two friends conversing about an event, or an epic movie scene. No more embarrassing grammar mistakes--each  issue is professionally proofread. Will the never make a mistake. Hard to tell.

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