Every writer runs out of ideas or the will to write at some point. This happens to financial writers as well as novelists and other, more artistic authors.
What can you do? One option is to learn from the exercises of creative writers, such as those in Julia Cameron’s The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life.
Here’s one of Cameron’s exercises:
Pretend that you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting on its trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller sits also resting against the tree trunk. Take a sheet of paper and number from one to five. Tell the Storyteller five things you’d like to hear stories about.
Here are five topics that popped into my head:
- How to target your blog to attract ideal clients
- How to create a powerful social media presence in 20 minutes a day
- How to use your easily distracted personality to your advantage in marketing
- How to show your appreciation for your amazingly supportive connections on social media
- How to keep marketing when you’re busy with other stuff
I’m curious. What are YOUR five topics?
Also, what techniques do you use to beat writer’s block? I’m always interested in learning from you.
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