Need to bang out a sales letter or website copy fast? Scared of that blank page?
Writers block got you down?
Relax, Jackmeister’s gonna give you the key tips he uses to get his writing projects out of his head and onto paper fast.
And it’s easier than you might imagine. There are three basic things I do:
- Set a definite deadline.
There’s no better way to keep your fingers flying across the keyboard than a hard and fast deadline. So make up your mind when you sit down to write that you have to finish by a certain time, come hell or high water.
No whining. No excuses. No cursing the editor inside your head. Just type and type fast until you finish on time.
Get totally hard core on this and you’ll be amazed at the results.
- Create an Outline based on Questions.
The easiest way to outline a piece of copy is simply write down all the questions you think the reader will have, and then answer them.
For some reason, it’s a lot easier to answer a question that already exists than it is to generate copy based on just a headline.
So before you start writing, brainstorm the questions and put them down on paper.
- Re-Use Stuff You’ve Written Before
I’m not saying steal other people’s prose. That’s a total no-no. However, don’t fall into the trap of thinking every single word you write has to be totally original. Look at old letters, websites, notes, whatever that you’ve already written and lift stuff that fits in the new piece.
When you add in old stuff, you will certainly update it with new ideas — which will make the new copy fresh and sweet.
There you go. Three quick tips on killing writer’s block.
Write faster. Write better. Right now.