A fellow writer just mentioned getting stuck in writer’s block. It happens to all of us. So, I spent 10 minutes helping the writer (whom I’ll call “Jay”) overcome writer’s block. How?
I had Jay list the obstacles on sticky notes. “What is keeping me from crossing that divide between here and the finished product?”
Once Jay saw them written, he/she either (a) knew that it was real and had a plan to overcome it or (b) realized it wasn’t a real obstacle after all.
With that out of the way, I had Jay mindmap the written project. In ten minutes, we had an outline of four key points and the four solutions, an intro, and an ending.
Jay had been stuck on the headline. So we put “headline” as a mindmap topic and left it blank for now.
I’ll write a follow-up post on Jay’s progress in a few days. Stay tuned.
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