Don’t get stuck in front of your screen

You have a script to write, a deadline to meet, and a cash check. You finally find the right place to type on the keyboard keys. The computer is on, you are ready to go. It’s time to write, to make a text befitting your skills…

…but something comes to turn everything upside down.

Your brain can’t get a word out, you don’t know where to start, and you start to get upset, but nothing comes of it.

Despite your months of experience or years of experience, it’s back.

White Page Syndrome.

This sudden blockage, this loss of creativity, that lack of inspiration spoils your day and awakens the frustration you know all too well.

Alone in front of your computer and your blank page, you feel the growing anxiety.

Worrying about doing your job poorly.

Worrying about falling behind in your already busy schedule.

The suffering of the client and the teacher who will tell you his dissatisfaction.

Simply worrying about failure.

Don’t worry, this doesn’t just happen to you.

Web editors, copywriters, writers, students, bloggers, community managers, singers, journalists…

In short. All people whose job it is to write knows this feeling.

Now let me tell you, you can beat the blank page syndrome…

…that after you put my advice into practice, your fingers will be word machines, your keyboard will never become idle again, and your typing will never be a bad time.

I will reveal to you the seven secrets of those who, like you, have decided not to find themselves in the situation I described to you above …

… Those who are tired of worrying once in front of Word…

… Those who chose to fight! (Okay, I force the thing a bit, but in the idea that’s it.)

7 ways to beat the blank page syndrome

Giving advice is great. Their application is better.

That is why I decided to put myself in your shoes to write this article.

At every step, I show you how I did (As I write these words, I am in the fifth stage).

And it all starts with the first step and a blank page.

#1 Brainstorming is your friend

The first thing to do, before typing a single word on the keyboard, is to take out a piece of paper and a pen and brainstorm.

For those who don’t know, it consists of starting from a basic idea and connecting it to everything that comes to mind when you think of it.

For example, in this article I started from the blank page syndrome which I associated with several words (anxiety, writing, fear, lack of inspiration, solutions, experiences, organization…).

The goal is to define the content of your text, what it will handle.

Here, you will understand, the idea is that this article helps people, like you, who are tired of being blocked in front of their computers.

#2 Get inspired by others

be careful !

“To inspire” does not mean imitation.

Once you have the topic of your script, look at what your competitors, colleagues, etc. are doing.

The idea is to analyze the mistakes that have been made or the topics or topics that are not addressed. Simply put, it is enough to add value to your text.

In my case, I consulted a portion of the articles on this topic, not to copy or do the same, but to approach the topic from another angle.

Pablo Picasso said,Good artists copy, great artists steal“.

#3 Write the plan the day before

Third and best advice (More powerful).

Before you start writing your introduction or any paragraph, you need to think about the outline of the essay.

For two reasons.

First, the next day you will know where you want to go in your script, you will just have to fill in each block.

Second, the next morning it won’t start with a blank page (You will have already distorted it with your plan). And this, believe me, changes everything.

For my part, this gives that.

Which brings us directly to the next point.

#4 Always write in the morning

As I write these words, they are 9:27.

Why am I writing at this time and not this afternoon around 2:30 PM?

Simply because our brain is full of energy in the morning. This is the time of day when we are most productive.

The tasks and tasks that require the most effort from you should be done in the morning.

Going to social networks, answering emails (anything that requires a little focus), that’s for the afternoon.

One last detail, in the morning everyone is asleep or at work. So sources of distractions are reduced.

#5 First Draft Technique

Is enough ! It’s finally time to unleash the power of the keyboard and show the value of your pen.

But you don’t need to form cute sentences from scratch!

Let the words come, follow each other, pin each other on your page. The important thing here is that everything is connected without interruption.

This is called First draft technique.

Like going fast, you shouldn’t stop.

The principle is not to cut off inspiration.

Don’t worry about sentences that don’t mean anything, misspellings… you’ll have time to correct yourself afterwards.

#6 Write regularly

Writing is like sports.

The more you train regularly, the easier it becomes.

And it doesn’t matter if it’s a network post, an article, a website page, a poem, or a book.

The important thing is to stimulate creativity.

Personally, I post a post every two days on LinkedIn and on Instagram. It keeps me active in writing.

#7 Clear your mind

Yes, you read that correctly.

Sometimes it does not come. thus.

This may not be the right day, the right time, or the right place.

And you know what? All is well.

Get some fresh air, exercise, play console, etc.

Most importantly, don’t force it. Come back later, when you have a free mind.

to conclude

If you follow these valuable tips, page syndrome will be a bad memory. By following them through, it allowed me to write better, more regularly, and more quickly (two days for this article). Writing is a lonely job.

Your turn to distort the paper!

About the author

Lucas Rijkaard: Freelance copywriter, I support entrepreneurs to gain visibility on the web, but above all to sell more thanks to the power of words.

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