- Books, Literature, and Writing
Using Writers Block
There are times you look at a blank screen and words can not come. There are times you want to write about what happened here or your view of that, and only gibberish emits from the keyboard. There are times when you are in the middle of a great piece of work and have no idea what comes next.
These are examples of what is called "Writer's Block" those minutes, hours, days, weeks in which composing a shopping list is beyond your ability.
The old advice is that when you meet Writers Block you walk away. You forget about writing and do anything else, from taking a walk to cleaning the bathroom. You don't write, you don't think about writing, you forget how to write.
The new advice is a bit more financial; Network.
Most of us find it rather tawdry to write then 'pimp' our work on the various online venues. We don't have time to waste on Stumble/Digg/Reddit.
Now we do.
Now we have all the time there is to go article by article Stumbling, Digging, Redditing,
You have to Network to get the public's eye. Somehow you've got to get onto the Great Highway as a popular rest stop. And you do this by Networking.
There are a number of Networks out there, some better than others, some dead losses. You have to learn how to use them and how to use which ones for what kind of article.
There are blogs, message boards, fora discussing myriad topics. Find the one where your article fits. You can mention it in a post; "I just joined this site and was wondering what you guys think of....."
This only works well when you write under one name and join Networking sites under others. Hence "G.C. Foster" wrote this article. "Wolmers" is a member of the Fora posting the link. As long as no one connects Foster with Wolmers, thinking they are separate people, you're safe.
To Emphasise; never join a Network under the same name you write; N E V E R. This is the instant; 'self-spammer' label.
Never use the same name to write on different sites.
In this way Wolmers can post links to G.C. Foster's articles, links to Mico s, links to Vauxhall, and amid thumbing up that cute puppy picture or that clever graphic, seems to be a user who has wide tastes.
The Best Networking Sites are Redgage and Shetoldme, This is because they PAY YOU for submissions. These are the only sites I've come across which welcome you into their fold, are happy for you to self-spam, and you get a few pennies here and there.
Return of the Muse
As you go along, revisiting items you wrote months ago but never got around to
marketing you will be inspired by your own work.
You will see a title, ponder, click, read your own item and appreciate that you left out an important chunk of information or that having opened this topic should continue.
You may find yourself rewriting an item, which becomes substanially different than its parent.
The key word is 'Writing'.
You have used your own published work to reinspire you... and earn money. Further,
you will find that you are provoked to write again on a topic. A totally different piece.
And there are; you're Writing!