7 Secrets For Beating Writer's Block

Written by Shaun Fawcett

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3. Develop A Simple Outline

Before sitting down to write, put together a simple point form list of all ofrepparttar key points you want to cover, and then organize them inrepparttar 129626 order in which you are going to cover them. (I know, I know... your Grade 6 teacher told yourepparttar 129627 same thing... but it actually does work).

4. Keep research Documents Close By

When you sit down to write, make sure that all of your key background materials are spread out close at hand. This will allow you to quickly refer to them without interruptingrepparttar 129628 writing flow once you get going. I keep as many ofrepparttar 129629 source documents as possible wide open, and within eyesight for quick and easy reference.

5. Just Start Writing

Yes, that's exactly what you do. Once you have prepared mentally and done your homework you are ready to write, even if your writer's block is saying "no". Just start writing any old thing that comes to mind. Go withrepparttar 129630 natural flow. In no time at all you will get into a rhythm, andrepparttar 129631 words will just keep on flowing.

6. Don't Worry About The First Draft

Oncerepparttar 129632 words start to flow, don't worry about making it perfectrepparttar 129633 first time. Remember, it's your first draft. You will be able to revise it later. The critical thing atrepparttar 129634 outset is to write those thoughts down as your mind dictates them to you.

7. Work From An Example

Get an actual sample ofrepparttar 129635 type of document that you need to write. It could be something that you wrote previously, or it could be something from an old working file, or a clipping from a magazine article, or a sales brochure you picked up. As long as it isrepparttar 129636 same type of document that you are writing. Whatever it is, just post it up in your line-of-sight while you are working. You'll be amazed at how it helpsrepparttar 129637 words and ideas flow. The main thing is to have an example to act as a sort of visual template.

In my experience this last one isrepparttar 129638 ultimate secret for overcoming writer's block.

To help with this, be onrepparttar 129639 lookout for good examples of writing that you may see in newspapers and magazines, and clip outrepparttar 129640 useful ones for future reference.

Shaun Fawcett is webmaster of writinghelp-central.com and author of the new eBook "Instant Home Writing Kit". His FREE e-mail COURSE "Tips and Tricks For Writing Success", offers valuable tips on home/business writing. Sign-up for FREE at: http://www.instanthomewritingkit.com/free-course.html


Written by Beka Ruse

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You've come so far - you've laid out exactly whatrepparttar product is and how it will help your unique audience. Now, sealrepparttar 129624 deal - tell your readers to purchaserepparttar 129625 product!

This step may sound strange, but it's necessary. Often, people hear about a product and are genuinely interested, but fail to actually make a purchase. A clear call to a simple action cuts down on buyer ambivalence. Don't be pushy - just change your verb tenses torepparttar 129626 imperative. Instead of:

"If you think that you fit this profile, you might want to think about buying Green Garden Lawn Fertilizer."


"Click here to order Green Garden Lawn Fertilizer today."

-------------------------- AN EYE FOR CONTINUITY --------------------------

More and more opt-in e-mail is being sent aroundrepparttar 129627 Internet. Remind your prospect that he requested your messages by keeping an eye on continuity.

Start and end each message in a similar way. Atrepparttar 129628 top, let your prospect know who you are, why he is getting e-mail from you, and where he is inrepparttar 129629 follow up sequence. This can be as simple as saying:

"Last week, you requested more information about Green Garden Fertilizer..."

Then, end each message with your own contact information. Use your autoresponder's personalization features to list details about your lead. Also, include a way forrepparttar 129630 lead to unsubscribe. For example:

"This message was sent to Dusty Dan at dustydan@needsanewlawn.com. On April 5th, Dusty Dan requested information about Green Garden Fertilizer. Questions? Call us at 000-000-0000. Or, to unsubscribe, click here."

-------------------------- CREATE WITH CONFIDENCE --------------------------

Don't sweat over follow up messages - your prospects are waiting for you! Print and followrepparttar 129631 guidelines in this article, and follow up with confidence.

Beka Ruse is the Business Development Manager at AWeber Communications. Experience the acclaimed customer support and reliability of AWeber autoresponders. http://www.aweber.com/a/p163/lfs.htm

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