Friday, January 24, 2020

10 Ways to Beat Writer's Block - Blogging Edition



When You Don't Know What to Write...


 1)  Grab a cup of tea or favorite beverage and relax.  Remember writer's block from Junior High?  It can rear its ugly head with bloggers, too.  Don't let it stress you out.

 2)  Pray for inspiration.  Many of us use our blogs to honor God and share His love and His Word.  Why not just ask Him what He'd like you to write today?

 3)  Read your Bible, and use a verse as a springboard.  This dovetails nicely with number two.  A favorite verse or one that stands out to you today can be the perfect spark to get your writing thoughts moving.

 4)  Begin with a favorite quoteHistory and good books are filled with great thoughts from great and not-so-great persons that might help your own thoughts flow.

 5)  Use a photo for inspiration.  What does it say to you?  What might be happening in the photo?  Write a caption.  I once wrote a whole post about a beach ball.

 6)  Think of a problem and how to solve it.  There is no end to the number of problems we have.  Choose one you can help with.  If you can give a frugal solution, all the better.

 7)  Think of a favorite saying and let it give you ideas. 

 8)  Write about your favorite topic.

 9)  Use a cliché and expound upon it.

10)  Write lists... your favorite things... things to do on vacation... ways to show kindness to your children... a list of links to favorite posts.

Know why I wrote this post? 
I couldn't think of anything to write about!

Blessings,
Laura


P.S. Planning to take some of my own advice over the next few days! I've been rather distracted lately with a number of things!


Shared at: You're the Star

41 comments:

  1. Great advice so thanks for taking the time to post it!!

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  2. Hi Lovely Laura, sorry I have been absent for a few days, it has been one busy week! Laura you always have words of wisdom for all of us and I have learned so much from you. You are an inspiration. Have a lovely weekend, sending you big hugs and loves
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Dorothy,

    You are a sweetheart and queen of encouragement!

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  4. You're welcome, Christine. I'll pop over to Preferbly Prim for a visit in just a bit.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  5. Thank you for sharing these tips with us at TTF this week. All great ideas. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. These are wonderful suggestions. I do draw a blank sometimes! Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. I hope you have a nice weekend as well, aren. Blessings, Laura

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  8. I hope you have a nice weekend as well, aren. Blessings, Laura

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  9. I do love these tips, Laura!
    Blessings :-)

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  10. Thanks, Kath!

    I'll be over for a visit soon.

    Laura

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  11. Loved your post AND your reason for writing it! Haha! I was just beginning a post that was in line with tip #3 today :)

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  12. Hi Becca, Your response made me smile.
    Blessings,
    Laura

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  13. Greetings Laura,
    What a great list of tips! I have had a bit of writers block lately and I loved all your suggestions. How have you been lately-I do hope well:-)
    Love,
    Suzanne

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  14. Hi Suzanne,
    Last night, I spent time reading through quite a few of your old posts about homemaking. They were quite encouraging. I love looking through old blog posts for treasures. I need to organize my posts for better hunting. ~smile~

    I've had quite a bit of writer's block since my mother-in-love passed a few months ago. I am hoping to break through it by following some of my own suggestions. ~smile~

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Laura
    Lane

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  15. Love the favorite quote, pictures, and cliche. Those are great ideas!

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  16. Thanks Elizabeth, have a great weekend!

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  17. These are great points Laura. Although I find that I seldom have writer's block, just walking in the outdoors stirs my inspiration.

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  18. I wish I could say the same,Betty. Maybe I need to get outdoors more.
    Thanks for talking back!

    Laura Lane

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  19. Love this post! I will be featuring this tomorrow on Tuesdays with a Twist, please stop by and take a keep. Have a great day.

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  20. Me han gustado mucho sus consejos para poder tener inspiración para escribir, y estoy muy agradecida por ello.
    Su blog es hermoso.
    Un cordial saludo desde Madrid, España.
    Dolores Velasco

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  21. Muchas gracias , Delores . Agradezco sus comentarios . Me alegro de que podía animarle .
    Salud!

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  22. You're too cute Laura! Great suggestions. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Great suggestions, thanks!

    Visiting your blog from Mondays @ Soul Survival

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  24. Thank you for sharing this wonderful list. It seems that this happens to me from time to time. I love the thoughts that you have shared here. I hope that you are enjoying a peaceful day.

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    1. it's very quiet and peaceful here at the cottage today. There's a light snow on the ground, hubby is working from home, and the daughter whose home today is studying. Soup is simmering and beans are in the crockpot for tonight. Now I am sitting down to knit a bit. After lunch, I will head to the sewing room! Sounds like the beginning of a post!

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    2. Thanks! Good advice. Needed that.

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  25. What great ideas. I usually start with a photo if I'm "stuck" for an idea and then let the ideas flow. Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Please stop by Buttercupland if you have a minute.

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  26. Thank you Laura! Those are great ideas. I often tell ladies on their blogs if they don't know what to write, to try doing a daybook using The Simple Woman's Daybook. I still want to write a post on homeschooling and marriage but I need the Lord's direction on what to write.

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    1. I understand Regina. Maybe you should just sit down with a sheet of paper and brainstorm or write stream of consciousness. I'll bet there's an idea in there somewhere.Blessings,Laura

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  27. Had to laugh at your Buttercup reply above me! Enjoyed your post and found inspiration as usual.

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    1. Hello Kelli, I had to go back and see what I wrote to Buttercup. ~smile~ I hadn't been to her blog before. Thank you so much for your kindness. I always find inspiration and encouragement at your blog. In fact, I'll be over in just a little while.Laura

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  28. Great advice, smiles. Have a great week ahead, smiles.

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    1. It's so good to hear from you Linda. I hope you are doing great. I see you've gotten snow.
      Love me some snow!
      Laura

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  29. Loved this post, Laura! I need to implement your ideas and get busy on my blog! Love and miss you, friend! We need to get together and catch up! Blessings! <3

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    1. Me, too! I haven't written much since my last surgery. Call or text me. Let's get a date on the calendar. McAllister is waiting.

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  30. Good ideas, but I liked the ending best. :-D

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    1. Thanks Mary! I truly appreciate you writing to me also.
      God bless you dearie!

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