Personal Development

How To Overcome Writer’s Block

By September 19, 2018No Comments
how to overcome writers block

Today I am starting something new. I am committing to creating more content for Bacon Sports.

As I sat down to write this I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about.

And that’s when it hit me, write about what to do when you don’t know what to write about.

This is something that everyone goes through at one time or another.

Staring at a blank page or screen with nothing coming out.

When I was studying comedy writing at Second City one thing they taught us was how to overcome Writer’s Block.

What they said is that Writer’s Block is really just an unwillingness to write some crappy.

Because of this, the best way to overcome Writer’s Block is to just write anything.

Really, anything.

Start writing out players on your fantasy football team, what you did yesterday, or list things around you.

The key is that you have activity and start putting out words.

The reason this works is because once the words start flowing then your mind starts working differently.

You are no longer thinking, “I don’t know what to write.”

Instead you are in better flow and once your flow gets improves then so will your ideas.

Before you know it you’ll find the inspiration you are looking for to write that post you initially wanted to.

I want to thank Lauren Walsh from LW Branding for being the inspiration behind this post.

She encouraged me to put an emphasis first thing in the morning on content creation for my brand and today was the first day that I did that.

I also want to give a shout out to Eduardo Lopez from my 100 Day Accountability Group who has stepped up his blogging game.

He set a great example that I am looking forward to following.

If you’d like more content creation tips then sign up for the Bacon Sports Newsletter. If you’d like to chat more about how to overcome writer’s block then drop me a line on Twitter @RobCressy.

Rob Cressy

Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.