How to Beat Writer’s Block and Finish Your eBook

One of the worst challenges you’ll face when trying to create an ebook is the dreaded writer’s block. This is the feeling you get when you stare at a completely blank page and do not know what to write. Nothing you can think of seems like a good way to start your book, and you end up just procrastinating.

But there’s probably something even worse than this phenomenon too–which is the feeling of writing your book without really engaging with what you’re writing. You’re writing… but slowly. And there’s no soul or excitement in what you’re saying.

Both these things can be big problems, but fortunately, there are several tricks that professional writers have invented to get around them. Read on!

Get Writing

The strategy that is most often recommended by writers is simply to write something. Just force yourself to put words on the page, no matter what those words are. What you write doesn’t have to be good… it doesn’t even have to be on-topic! This could even mean just writing a journal.

Either way though, just start writing and get used to letting words flow. Within a few minutes, you’ll find there’s much less resistance when you come to write more.

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Make it More Interesting

Often when we can’t bring ourselves to write, it’s because whatever we’re saying is boring. We can’t bring ourselves to sit there and write such a bland chapter and thus our brains rebel.

Don’t make the mistake of just powering through! Instead, think about how you could make it exciting enough that you want to write it. Not only will this make it easier for you to write, but it will also make it more enjoyable to read once it’s finished!

Put on Some TV

Many writers will use this strategy. If you find that writing whatever you’re writing about is a little too bland, then try getting around it by writing with the TV on. Of course, you have the sound off, but by concentrating on the moving images, you’ll find it feels much less ‘dry’ and dull to keep on powering through and typing.

Time It

Finally, learn to listen to your mind and body. Sometimes we’re just not in the mood to write. Find when you are most productive and shift your schedule to work around that time!

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