The losers in the blogging war of ideas are those who are facing the writer’s blocks.
Writer’s blocks are the blocks in which the writers loses its ability to creative work for years. Not my words but Mr. Google says it.
It is Horrible it will destroy your blogging journey or writing career at all if you do not take it seriously to cure it.
Sometimes writing block is not serious as it rounds in the head of a writer, Maybe it needs a few efforts to solve.
There are many reasons why someone is facing the writing block.
Before you put yourself in efforts to defeat the writing blocks, you must understand your writing block. obviously, it will take some time to figure out, why you are facing this shit.
Before we dig deeper the solution, it is important to understand some common reason, maybe it sparks a solution for you.
I just analyzed and found on the Google trends that people search for writer’s block in the first and last months of the year.
It means people face writer’s block in the month of December, January, February.
In March 2017, Google trends show a high result for writers blocks.
Because new year revolution inspires people to finish writing books or start writing a book, blog, etc.
After a month they get stuck why? I do not know their reasons, but I have a better example, story, reason of mine for it.
I wrote, many blog posts on my blogs and then I got stuck.
I was so horrible because of this I Deleted my three blogs with some contents.
I was thinking, Writing is the hard job to do, something like hiking in sleepers.
As much as I was trying to push myself forward, Writing blocks were there to bounce me back.
But when I looked back to some of my written blog posts, I thought it is something else Writing is not as hard as I think.
So I tried to get into writer’s block to crush it before it crushes me more in any way.
After a long run and trying many ways.
I found that before blogging. the writing was neither my career or my expertise area.
I was totally stranger to writing.
And neither I had never thought in my life about writing or tried to write my thoughts.
Somewhere on the internet, I read about blogging benefits and huge numbers of money next to it.
Then I jumped on it and garbed a blog with WordPress.com and started writing.
So it means it was just the force of emotions for money, and as it swiped out of my head.
The Mr. Writing Block was there to welcome me.
That’s why I became a victim of writing blocks.
Because there was no force in my head to force me to write, neither no routine for it or a push of career.
So I lost because I was just after money as a looser.
That was the reason of my writing blocks.
But in the meantime, fortunately, I was familiar with human mind neurons patterns.
So I thought, why not to make the patterns of writing stronger in my mind.
Obviously, the translation of stronger patterns in the human mind is the habit.
Tada! you got me.
So then I started learning about habits and human minds. And I cleared my writing blocks so carefully.
I took the time to go through the ins and outs of this so-called writing blocks.I Will discuss later, how to do it.
For the better comprehension, I want to discuss the more writing blocks reason first.
Now the number one reason for your writing block’s can be the same is mine.
1) You are facing writing blocks because you have no writing background.
You are just claiming writing blocks, Which is easy to solve, do not worry.
2) if you are an experienced blogger, Writer. And still facing the writing block. The reason can be, you didn’t track your writing time, habit, daily routine.
So it is time for you to go a step back and monitor the writing habits and keep a close eye on your routine.
3) You are not reading I bet, if someone reads for a month regularly, he/she will be a writer in the next month. why?
Because of the natural force in his/her mind.
The more neuron will be firing in the reader’s mind and would be receiving lots of thoughts to the conscious mind.
He/she will naturally feel to save the rounding thoughts in his/her mind.
Obviously, we know saving thoughts in written form called writing.
If you think it is your case go ahead and start reading.
It was not my case because I can’t sleep without reading and feel guilty when skip writing.
4) You do not know your flow time when you write exactly that time your thought do not flow as you expect.
You do not write, whenever your thoughts flow like wildfire.
It’s simple, catch the flow.
5) Mind do not Like strangers if you are new in the writing world you have to stick with me to introduce you to Mr. writing.
6) We want things to come to our comfort zone. We hate to get out from our comfort zone.
You have tried writing, but still facing writing blocks and some thoughts popping in your head to give up or you just simply think, it does not work for me.
You need to be committed, No matter what – you must stick to your writing journey and do not skip practice.
7) You do not have a strong writing technique to follow when writing. And you just using traditional technique and technique of others.
I have a simple technique. I will discuss in this post.
8) You have writing technique, but you are not sure about the step by step process of writing.
9) when we see, that we are doing best then we try to do more, it is overconfidence, sooner or later we get shocked by writing blocks.
Avoid overloading your mind.
10) You just need a simple break.
11) You can’t run with your thoughts, it means your thoughts flow faster than your handwriting or typing speed.
12) Others sites notification, do not let you dive into the thoughts rounding in your heads.
13) Sometimes a simple confusion is trying to keep you away from writing.
There are bundles of reason
- you are facing fear
- lack of confidence
- health issues
- The death of someone special person
- you just recently fall in love with someone
Some are complex and some are simple, but both needs the right time perfect solution.
For the better result, you need to understand your writing block and the solution will come itself.
Albert Einstein used to spend 92% of the time on determining the problem to ask the right question and get the right answer.
He was confidently believed that he will answer a right question in the rest 8% of the time.
If you are still not sure, what is your reason of writing blocks, stick with me and also keep reading others materials, may be you find your spark.
Keep in mind, I am not going to tell you that I have a magic wand which will crush your writing blocks in seconds forever.
The Tools and strategies, I share in this post worked for me, and my blog is proof for it.
If you look at my blog, you will notice that I have published some recent posts in shorts time of period.
But when you scroll down, you will see that I have published some posts after 2, 3, months.
Forget whatever the reason you are facing, Let’s Get started from scratch to build a strong writing habit
The power of habit
I love this book “The Power Of Habit“. This book has so many real stories, which promise the power of habit always works.
This book is BEST for those who wants to build positive habits and change bad with good one. the main point of this book is ” how habit Works”.
It is better to read the book. or listen to the whole book in an audio version on youtube.
Here, I am going to focus on building a strong writing habit from scratch.
The below steps of habit building will make you familiar with writing, And will also expand the boundaries of your comfort zone To circle in writing.
By practicing this steps regularly, I bet, you will experience bad mood, whenever you skip writing.
For now, Step for you to take if you do not have time to read the complete book “The power of habit” then watch this video.
Step#1:) Applying The Power Of Imagination
Now it is the TIME-to-trick your mind.
It is simple and Powerful. Yes, I mean it!
Human minds cannot distinguish real from imaginary.
Researchers asked Three groups of peoples to
- Play piano notes in real
- Imagine, playing piano notes
for five days.
They found the same result for the first two groups.
It is simple to employ it, to crush your writing blocks. Just imagine! you got me.
As Bob says
Let’s Get Started with imagination for writing.
Find a comfortable, silent place to set or a place where you read and write.
Avoid distraction, it is a one minute process but no distraction allowed.
Now set as you meditate, close your eyes, count down from 10 to 1 with deep inhaling and exhaling.
Now imagine that you are sitting in a place of your dream with a special person of your life and you are writing your blog post, novel, etc.
Feel your emotions.
Imagine what type of dress you are wearing even color.
To make the imagination, even more, stronger.
Feel the five sense.
- What is the taste in your mouth?
- Hearing natural sounds?
Try to create a perfect moment in this one minute.
In this perfect moment, you are just writing using a laptop or a pen and papers, etc. but choose one favorite tool of writing to be specific.
Continue the imagination for 1 minute.
As you do daily practice, increase the imagination time 1-minute per day. (As the time goes you will naturally feel to spend more time on writing).
And do not give up, until you establish a strong writing habit.
Another bonus tip here is after establishing writing habit you can use your imagination habit for another habit you want to build.
So it means do not give up imagination practice but keep using it for other habits or just for
- Relaxing your mind.
- For designing your future.
- Sometimes fly in the sky in your imagination
Do not forget to practice daily.
Step#2:) write positive Affirmation
Writing something or your goals, again and again, build strong networks of patterns in your mind.
The idea of writing things down works best in achieving goals, but here we will practice positive affirmation about writing habit.
Writing positive affirmation will send strong electrical signals into your mind through your hand, and your subconscious mind will help you to see the opportunities around you.
These signals will communicate with each cell, bone, in your body.
Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.
All we need to build networks of patterns of writing in your mind.
The more you practice writing positive affirmation the more you will notice the impact on your writing habit.
Practicing positive phrases in different ways is a boost for your habit and goals.
The study was conducted by the professor of psychology at Dominican University of California Sir, Gail Matthews.
She revealed that people who had written goals on paper had been 42% more likely to reach them.
But here we are mixing the tips.
Step for you to take.
Write below positive phrases, once a day, in the beginning, later you can practice multi-times a day and can also rewrite the Phrases in your style.
- I am a top best writer
- I love to read and write all the time
- I love and enjoy writing 1k words daily
Simple as that and need daily practice.
Practice daily one minute and do not give up until you build a strong writing habit.
Step#3) Speak the phrases loud
Now it is time to speak the phrases loud to make more impact.
- I am a top best writer
- I love to read and write all the time
- I love and enjoy writing 1k words daily
you can repeat while walking, in the shower, waiting for someone, or in lines.
Just repeat do not listen to your left mind.
After some days you will notice that this is a breakthrough.
Step #4) Recode the phrases
Recode The affirmation in your mobile phone in your voice.
Listen to it whenever you do something else
If you do not put the complete attention, no problem keep doing other things and just let it play.
One minute is enough.
These four tasks will take you only 4 four minutes, later increase the time and efforts.
Step#5) write for just 1 minute
Let your mind know you are going to write only for one minute.
When you feel comfortable with 1 minute, then try to grow.
Do not expand your writing time quickly, be patience and expanding one minute daily is enough.
Step#6) Writing technique
Now it is time to pick a writing technique and make the process of writing easier.
The traditional technique works for some but not for all.
The easy technique is your own.
Let the other technique works for other.
The four steps of writing technique
You sparked by something and you want to write about.
Start with the mindmap, collects all the major thoughts you have in your mind on a paper or use coggle.it.
After completing mind mapping, Start writing from the interesting point which brought you here.
And let the mad man thoughts flow as hell fire from page to page.
Do not judge anything, Just Put the thoughts on paper. even do not care about spelling, grammar, etc.
You did madman job, Now be an architect, You still do not have the right to hurt madman. I mean to edit anything.
Your job as an architect is to draw some lines and give shape to the whole documents.
Outline all the topics and points in a pattern that will form an argument.
In the third step, All you have to do to correct the sentences structures straight to the arguments.
If any of the sentences is not adding any value to the argument. “Cut it without any mercy”, it is hard that’s why writers call it “Kill your Darling.”
Clear and short sentences are more impactful.
If you see a long sentence and hard to understand, try to make pieces of it or rewrite it.
But do not touch the grammar or spelling.
The enemy of madman writing, Nowadays the best judge is Grammarly.
It saves you a lot of time. it helps you correct the following errors, FREE.
Once you polished your whole document, once again let the judge decide what to remain in the document, what to cut and what to add.
“We might not be able to do great things, but we can do small things with Great Love”– Mother Theresa
Writing is not the hard task when no confusion is there.
It requires a simple step by step process.
You need to catch the whole flow of your writing process and practice it as much as possible.
Build a strong writing habit and pick your own technique.
Practice daily and try to make the writing process easy.
Read the post once again and start practice.
Let me know your reason on earth, stopping you from writing?