A Journalists Worst Nightmare

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Writers block.

It's happened to almost everyone at some point in their lives, and Jeremy Porter and I seem to be having the same problem right now. Luckily he has a few suggestions for what to do if you have no idea what to write, or have so many ideas that you have no idea where to start.

Here are a few of the strategies he suggests:

  • If you don't have any idea what to write about, ask your friends or readers for suggestions. They're your main audience after all and will more than likely be glad to help.

  • Keep a list of ideas at the ready. This can be especially helpful when you need to meet a deadline.

  • It may be helpful to have a few ideas in draft form. If you don't feel motivated to finish it now, you might be able to use it later.

Try a few of these out next time you're struggling for subject matter.

1 comments:

Kari.Ratkovich March 24, 2010 at 6:30 AM  

I definitely agree with having a list of ideas at the ready. Often times I think about things or subjects I would like to write about and it usually is at the most inappropriate times. Keeping a list allows me to go back to it and focus and develop the idea further.

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