writers block

Lost for Words? Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

It’s a common dilemma. You have a really important document to write and the deadline is looming. You sit down at your computer to write it and – guess what – you’re completely at a loss where to begin. It’s not as if your manager has suddenly sprung this task upon you or that you haven’t given it any thought at all. In fact, you’ve proactively allocated time to write it, but you’re already struggling and you haven’t written a word yet. You have a common case of writer’s block. We’ve all encountered it and it always seems to hit when you’re under pressure. But fear not, there are ways you can tackle and overcome it. Identify the cause There are two main causes of writer’s block: fear and lack of information. Let’s deal with the fear factor first. People often approach putting finger to key... »