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What You Can Do When Faced With Writer’s Block

TalkShop Writer Block TipsThe consoling thought about writer’s block is that it is fleeting. But on tough situations, a writer still has to find ways to meet his deadline. When no ideas come to mind and one is at a loss for words, what can be done? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, offers these suggestions:

1. Find a quiet place where you can relax. Avoid places of noise and activities that are distracting.

2. Play classical music that calms and puts you in the mood.

3. Leave your writing for the moment. Take a walk, go biking, and heighten your senses.

4. Read the newspaper. There is a wealth of information in major publications and community newspapers in terms of news, stories, and images.

5. Browse the net for similar topics, blogs, related quotes and quips.

6. Check out magazines for contemporary graphic designs, catchy titles, captivating words.

7. Scan bookstore shelves for titles, words, and prefaces.

8. Read snatches from your favorite writer.

9. Play word association. Write down words you will use in your article and see what other ideas come to mind.

10. Have fun.

Viesca assures, “A writer will start getting into his groove the moment he regards writing as a fun activity. When no ideas come to mind and one is at a loss for great ideas or the right words, just let go, appreciate your surrounding and enjoy the time to gather materials for your next writing.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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