When writing is a fundamental part of your job, writer’s block can be more than a little frustrating. No matter how hard you want to work on that release or pitch, sometimes your brain just isn’t with you! Here are a few ideas to try out when your mind goes blank:
Ask questions – Although we’d like to think we’re decent writers, sometimes the words don’t flow on the page as eloquently as they could. Creating a rough draft or template and asking questions before handing in any final drafts is absolutely necessary in the writing process. If you’re not sure, speak up!
Google – When you’re unsure about a brand voice, brand language or what is considered “exciting” to a new client, Google for past releases or similar news items. Never steal language that isn’t your own, but you might find a few new words or phrases that will do wonders for your writing style.
Scribble it out – For whatever reason, sometimes it’s easier to be a better writer on a notepad or piece of paper than in front of a computer. Try moving to a different space in your office or taking a notepad to a coffee shop for 10 minutes to get some words to a page.
Thanks NYC PR Girls for the tips!