Got writer’s block? Copywriter and book coach Lisa Canfield joined me for a chat and Q&A* about how to overcome writer’s block. We discussed pro tips for staying focused on your important writing, whether it’s a book, a sales page, follow up message or blog posts.
If you’re wondering what writer’s block has to do with visibility, let me explain. As a business owner with a presence on the Web, you know you have to consistently produce content and stay in front of your audience. Your content includes blog posts, articles, ebooks, reports, video tutorials, podcasts, and status updates for social sites.
Every piece of content has to start somewhere and usually that’s as written content, whether as an outline or bullet points or short paragraphs of text. What happens when you are stuck? You can’t afford for your online real estate and social networks to go dark. But, your mind is blank. You’ve got writer’s block. So, maneuvering through writer’s block is critical for the success of your business.
Not to Miss Moments
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6:18 Denise’s story about writer’s block
8:40 Is writer’s block common?
10:12 How do you start an outline?
13:06 Do people struggle with other types of writing?
13:41 Categories of writer’s block
14:06 What is the worst type of writer’s block
15:20 Where do you start your writing?
17:47 Recommendation for getting through writer’s block
19:50 How to get over how we learned to write
20:30 Bill Ashton recommends Dragon Naturally Speaking
21:28 Denise’s story about recording a book chapter
23:14 Lisa’s tips for getting through writer’s block
25:13 Is journaling a good way to get through a block?
26:59 Denise’s tip and tips from the audience
30:48 Janica Smith recommends Aqua Notes (aff)
31:21 Trudy van Buskirk asked how to get started writing again?
32:45 Bonnie Franks – review quotes for inspiration
32:45 Elizabeth Cotrell write 3 points
33:01 Carolyn Ellis write something for X minutes
33:16 repurposing Scope and Blab Topics
33:42 Laura West of JoyfulBiz – Start with a mindmap –
35.44 Damyante question about first person writing
38:25 Elizabeth Cottrell asks about writing tools
40:48 Margarita Chrystal Lotus – how to make sense of the gibberish that comes out of the stream of conscious
43:21 What is the Snowflake Method?
46:11 Lisa’s most memorable Adventure
47:30 Find Lisa Canfield online at CopyCoachLisa.com
Do you Believe in Writer’s Block? guest post by Lisa Canfield
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About the Guest
Lisa Canfield is a Hollywood refugee turned ghostwriter, copywriter and writing coach. She lives in New York City with her husband Joel and dog Betsy.
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