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Overcoming Writer’s Block Easily – How to Make Sure You Know When and What You Will Write About by Connie Ragen Green

Writer’s block is something we don’t hear about very often any longer. Twenty years ago, when I wanted to pursue a career as a professional writer, I found it difficult to sit down and write. After a short time, I believed that I was suffering from writer’s block and would always have this problem. Now that I write daily and have developed an online business based almost exclusively on my writing, I can honestly say that I am never at a loss for something to write about.

What’s the difference between what I do now and what I did long ago? I believe it is based on the fact that I am now writing on topics I know something about, can choose the time of day I write, and that I continue to repurpose my writing on a regular basis.

You can think about this in a number of ways. If someone asks me to write about something I am not interested in or do not know much about, the writing becomes a chore. I often write articles for my students, and typically I am not very knowledgeable about their topic. For instance, I wrote about making soy candles recently, and this was a tedious task for me to complete. I had to do some research to learn something about this topic, and then I had to write something that would be interesting to the people who would read it. When I write about my interests it goes very quickly and is something I look forward to doing.

I have also discovered that I do much better when I write early in the morning. I write down my ideas the day before, and when I wake up and sit down to write, I can bring those ideas to life. It also makes me feel like I have accomplished something early in the day before I must take care of other areas of my life.

Repurpose everything. This means that nearly everything I write will be used for another purpose. I turn every idea into articles, short reports, blog posts, teleseminars, forum posts, and content for my membership sites. This way you get two or three times as much content from just one piece of writing.

Find out what time of day is best for you to be most productive. Write about the topics you know and are interested in. Repurpose everything you write into at least one other format. This will ensure that you never have to deal with having writer’s block.

Writing for your business will set you apart from others in your field. Remember that the reason to start an Internet business is to give you the time and money to live the life you choose. Download a free teleseminar on building your online business with your writing by visiting Online Writing Tips to learn how to write articles, blog, become involved in social networking and learn the technology needed to build a profitable online business.


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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