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10 Steps to Overcome Writer’s Block

Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

writing top 10 by Brian ClarkFind yourself looking at a blank screen a lot lately? It happens to all of us. (I have to write proposals, catalog copy, and pitches too!)

So what do you do when you’re stuck? Here are some great tips for overcoming the dreaded writer’s block.

Join the club that knows how to defeat those obstacles and has learned to look forward, not back:

1. Acknowledge the feelings and try to get to the root of them: Are you nervous, anxious or unsure about your story? Are you scared that it won’t live up to reader’s expectations? Are you looking at the clock and–knowing you have limited time–watching the hands move around? If you’re truthful about your reservations you can recognize and move past them.

2. Forgive yourself a perfect draft: No one writes a clean first draft. It’s called a “Shitty First Draft” for a reason. Read some Anne…

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How to Get Loyal Visitors to Repeatedly Return to Your Blog

Here’s an excellent, informative post!

Reflections

Successful bloggers follow these tips There are certain criteria for blogging success

Confusing, isn’t it?

On one hand, you hear there is no right way to blog.

On the other hand, you have people like me telling you that there is a right way to blog.

Instead of taking my word for it, let’s look at successful bloggers and see what criteria for successful blogging they are following that make their blogs successful.

After all, if they can follow simple criteria to have thousands of loyal followers, so can you.

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