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Inconvenient Places

All writers run into writer’s block at some point in their writing lives. It can be really frustrating when you’re just sitting there and can’t think of anything interesting to write. In the high-paced world of blogging where you need to constantly write things in order to stay relevant, this can be even more frustrating. This article is here to help you get past your writer’s block and come up with new ideas.

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Sometimes you can’t think of anything to write about because you’ve already covered everything there is to cover about your topic. If this happens, then that means the niche you decided to make your blog about is way too specific and small. In this situation, you should think about expanding your blog to include topics that are a little more broad. Once you do this, you should give yourself a variety of new ideas that you can blog about. Don’t handcuff yourself by being too specific.

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A good way to get ideas for blogging is by asking your readers what they want to see on your website. Chances are that they will be interested in the same things you are or they would not be coming to your blog in the first place. Their suggestions will help you come up with new ideas for posts and then you can just take it from there. >

Sometimes we think up ideas in the most inconvenient places you can think of. When this happens, you should stop whatever it is you are doing and write down your idea for a new blog post. If you decide to just wait until you get home to write about it, then there’s a good chance you will completely forget your idea and then you’ll have writer’s block again. Don’t let your good ideas slip your mind.

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Business Purposes

Instead of coming up with an article from scratch, consider conducting an interview with someone and then write a blog post about that interview. These interviews often write themselves, especially if the interview subject likes to talk a lot. Interviews are a different type of post from your typical blog post so the variety will help spice things up as well.

Golden Opportunity

Outsource your blog posts! You can either get friends or family members to start writing for your website if they are also interested in the subject your blog covers. Another thing you can do to drive up your traffic is to have someone who is an established name write a guest post for your site. This writer will have name recognition in your niche and people will be really interested in what they have to say. This can double as a marketing opportunity for your website while you are sitting in the background thinking of new articles to write yourself.

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After reading this article, you should be able to apply these tips to “cure” your writer’s block. Soon enough you’ll be full of ideas once again and begin to crank out some riveting posts.

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    • Tlw_sj
    • December 19, 2013
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    My USB Port Is In An Inconvenient Place. Can I Get An Extension To Use With My Flash Drive? The USB port is in the back of the CPU, and very hard to get to. I need to be able to use my flash drive with this computer. What kind of cable or other equipment/accessory, will make it so I have a convenient place to plug in and use my flash drive?

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      • Admin
      • December 19, 2013
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      All you need is a usb extension cord, or better knees/back to reach down theres. One is just a few dollars, one is 1000’s of dollars in surgery

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    • I_love_rain
    • January 2, 2014
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    How Do You Get Over Writers Block And Stage Fright? I have a story i am working on and I can’t finish it because i have writers block. I also have a concert coming up and I have to sing! yikes! how do you get over them?

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      Whenever I have writers block, I find sometimes leaving the computer and taking a short walk helps. I may also lie down in bed because generally as soon as I do, I think of something. A suggestion to help as a writer would be to keep a dream journal or something where you write down your first thoughts.
      In terms of stage fright, common thing people say is think of people in their underwear. Yet think about this. You have been practicing for weeks. You know the music inside out. You are ready and you will be fine. I get scared whenever I go on stage but as soon as I sing the first note, it all goes away and I’m carried by the music. You can also pick out a spot in theater and just look there. That way you don’t worry about who’s looking at you. Good luck with both.

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    • Blue_roses
    • January 5, 2014
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    How Do I Defeat The Beast That Is Writers Block? I am aspiring book auther, however I get terrible writers block. Or even worse, I get this idea, start writing about it, and then halfway through I draw a blank, leave the story and never work on it again. Any tips for writing a good story without the writers block?

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      Hi. There are numerous tricks and techniques for mapping out your story so that you will not get lost or draw a blank in the middle. On my website, I have posted a workshop I conducted at a writing conference that deals with this topic. It is free, and it covers one method for getting an idea, developing the story, mapping out the details, and then writing the whole thing. It is entitled “The Brute Force & Ignorance Approach”, and it is under the “For Writers” section in my website, http://www.vincenthoneil.com. I hope it helps.

      Vinny O’Neil
      MURDER IN EXILE (St. Martin’s Press 2006)
      REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES (St. Martin’s Press 2007)

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    • Officemaster5000
    • January 9, 2014
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    How Do I Get Rid Of Writers Block? I have all of these story ideas in my head but as soon as I start writing it down (on paper or on the computer) I just lose my inspiration. Does anybody know a way that I can get rid of my writers block?

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      There isn’t a way to get rid of writer’s block; it’s just something we all deal with. Here are some things you can try to deal with it, though:

      1. Freewrite. If you don’t know what freewriting is, it’s writing without inhibitions, just putting down anything and everything that comes to you on paper or at the computer. Set a timer for at least five minutes and then write about anything you can think of to do with your story. If you can’t think of anything, don’t stop; just write “I don’t know what to write now” until something comes to you. Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation, and don’t go back to edit. This can help you get past your “inner editor,” your perfectionism, which is often the cause of writer’s block.

      Make a routine of freewriting at least five minutes every day and before you start working on your story. You don’t have to freewrite about your story; you can write about anything that’s on your mind. If you have a really good idea keep going with it until you feel like you’ve gotten down everything important. Don’t worry if you keep getting more ideas and you can’t get them all down. The way our brains work, we are following lots of different idea threads at once and articulating them all is a big challenge, if not impossible!

      If you feel comfortable with freewriting after a while, try to do it for longer periods of time, such as ten minutes, 15 minutes, or 20 minutes. Sometimes five minutes is not enough time to break through the barrier that stops you from getting your ideas out. My creative writing teacher says that in any discipline (writing, sports, etc.) you reach a point where you’re past you’re inhibitions and everything flows. He had us freewrite for 20 minutes, and when we finally stopped, I still hadn’t gotten everything I wanted to say down. Don’t worry if this doesn’t happen every time. Sometimes you will have off days. But when it does happen, for a little while you are completely free.

      2. Try writing a part of your story from a different point of view. If you are getting stuck, it may be because you cannot connect with your character. If you’ve been writing in third person, try writing in first person, and vice versa. Try telling it from a different character’s point of view.

      3. Have a conversation with one of your characters or just talk about something the way you think they would. This can help you get inside their heads in a new way.

      4. Tell your story to a friend or as if you were telling it to a friend. If you do this on your own, either write it down or record yourself talking. You can tell the story colloquially, in your own language, and feel free to skip parts. You can say things such as “Then they get in a fight and there’s this symbolism about a rose” and then move on. Talk about anything you find important. If you find yourself slipping into the real narrative of it, great. Don’t stop. Don’t check yourself. While telling your story to a friend can be great if you need feedback, doing it on your own can be better, because you’re not as afraid of what someone will think of it whether or not it will work out how you want it to.

      The biggest thing I would say is: Don’t worry about it being perfect. Don’t worry about it going how you intend. I once wrote a story where the only thing I knew was how it would end. Then I wrote the rest of the story, and I realized that the ending would be completely different. The original ending never made it into the story. Don’t worry about things like this. Ideas are constantly changing, and sometimes you have to go where they take you. Write from your heart, but don’t worry about every word in the first draft. Just let it pour out.

      Good luck! I really hope this helps!

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    • Jones
    • January 11, 2014
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    How Often Will Facebook Check For A New LiveJournal Blog Post To Import To My Notes? I wrote a new LiveJournal blog post about 20 minutes ago, and have Facebook set up to import my blog posts. It’s already imported all my old ones; how long does it take for Facebook to check for new blog posts, and to import them to my Facebook notes?

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      Here is a link that will provide all the info u could ever need on this or any other subject about facebook here’s the link
      http://www.face1book.co.cc

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    • January 17, 2014
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    Losing Weight From The Most Inconvenient Places? I’m working out to reach my weight loss goal of 5lbs which will bring me to 120 lbs from 125 lbs which I’m now at. (14 yrs. 5’7″) I understand that I can’t spot reduce certain areas, but the weight that I’m trying to lose is located on my lower body. I’m already small chested (An A cup) and it seems that as I lose weight its shrinking my chest even more. Any ideas as to why that is and what I can do to lose weight more efficiently? Or am I bound to lose weight in my chest first?

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      Your boobs are made up of fat. for most people when they start losing weight they lose some in their chest area. Unfortunately your body has a cruel way of losing weight sometimes where you may not need it.

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    • Jay Co
    • January 19, 2014
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    Does Knowing What Time It Is Affect Productivity? I always wear my watch and it has become a habit to constantly check the time every few minutes or so. I noticed that once I took off my watch with other time telling devices placed in inconvenient places, I noticed that I seem to be doing more thing in the same amount of time. Does constantly knowing the time really affect productivity or is it just a psychological phenomenon?

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      Knowing the time should make you MORE efficient. It enables you to race the clock and beat deadlines. Not knowing the time suggests a relaxed, carefree pace.

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    • Omt8913
    • March 7, 2014
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    How To Write My First Blog Post? Can someone aid me in writing my first blog post. My blog will be mostly about general stuff but mostly include anime and game reviews etc.

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      Before writing a post u should must know about some topics like… how to add keyword in post etc
      A-Z easy step by step tutorial available here:

      some topics are:

      Meta Tags : Title, Description and Keywords in Blogger For Better SEO
      http://www.advanceblogging.com/2013/12/meta-tags-title-description-and.html

      How to Create free Blog less than 5 min and start Blogging
      http://www.advanceblogging.com/2013/12/how-to-create-free-blog-less-then-5-min.html

      What Is A Blog And Blogging ?
      http://www.advanceblogging.com/2013/12/what-is-blog-and-blogging.html

      5 Useful Blogging Tips for Beginner Bloggers
      http://www.advanceblogging.com/2013/12/5-useful-blogging-tips-for-beginner.html

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    • Taylor
    • March 25, 2014
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    Writers Block!!!!? I am writing a story right now, and i have MAJOR writer’s block! I have no idea how to connect the things i want to happen together…

    Any suggestions for solving this madness?

    Thanks. :]

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      Ah writer’s block, i was experiencing this just a while ago. Anyways this is what helps me get out of it: Make a profile for every character you have. Use dialogue, like how they interact with others and what they say. Figure out their personalities, understand them and know the well. This will help you loads because when you do experience writers block all you have to do is go back to your character page and think what would she/he do in this situation, how will they react, where would they go. As you ask yourself theses questions the answers will come to you. And then you just put it into you plot! Get those creative juices flowing! Good Luck and btw, sometimes you just have to get up and do something else when you have writers block. Go for a walk or a bike ride or something, and snuggle up beside your t.v.

      Can you help me? It’s just something i wrote, can you read it and give me your criticism? http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/;_ylc=X3oDMTE1aThkdWZ2BF9TAzIxMTU1MDAxMTgEc2VjA2Fuc19ub3QEc2xrA2Fuc21vcmU-;_ylv=3?qid=20080729151654AAAOnbp

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    • HADAD
    • May 24, 2014
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    I Have An Integrated Plan For The Transfer Of Al-Aqsa Mosque Caused By Fighting Between Islam And Israel Do Yo? I have an integrated plan for the transfer of al-Aqsa mosque caused by fighting between Islam and Israel Do you agree with me?

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      You bring up a good point…all these holy temples and shrines in unfortunate, inconvenient places. Why can’t we just move them to various empty places in Africa? This could really help out Jerusalem which has 3 holy places of 3 different religions stepping on each other.

      As for the land, you could ask the holy priests how much dirt they would have to haul out to be acceptable to Allah, Christ, Jehovah…as well.

      Hey! A new plan for world peace!

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    • Hotcolddrink
    • May 26, 2014
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    How Can I Send My Blog Post To My Group? I have a blog & a Yahoo group. I want that wen I post to my blog my all groups members gets the mail? how it’s possible? what will I do? Can Any One help me?

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      If your blog allows you to send a post to any email address, you can use the group email address found at the bottom of your group’s homepage.

      Your group email address will be the name of your group (the official name that is in the URL), followed by @yahoogroups.com

      So, for example, if your group was Yahoo’s Moderator Central, the official name of Moderator Central is “moderatorcentral” this means that your email would be moderatorcentral@yahoogroups.com

      If your group is under moderation, you’ll still have to approve your post, but it should make things a bit easier!

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    • Emily C
    • May 29, 2014
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    How Do You Overcome Writers Block? I’m having some serious writers block. I just can’t write another chapter. My mind is blank. If you would like to see the story I’m talking about here is the site its on… http://www.fanfiction.net/secure/live_preview.php?storyid=3031916&chapter=1

    It was only supposed to be a chapter, but I want to add onto it

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      Writers’ block is nothing more than a false idea that exists in the mind, more or less a fear of not writing up to ones own expectations. Feel free to break down the wall and open the treasure chest of stories and words, do not fear to write. Your goal as a writer is to give a gift to yourself, and that opens up countless doors in the mind. I have never had writers block, it is important to open the door and create characters and breathe to life the essence of a powerful story than to worry about whether ones writing is dull or lacking in some grammatical way. The mind the powerhouse of all human creativity, and there are times when we are unquestionably incapable of creating, those are the times to think. Take a walk or shut your eyes and listen to the sounds around you, perhaps those sounds will give you some insight into the inner workings of your own thought process, although you may feel liberated and free from the imaginary prison from which you think exists. Writers block is a complete joke, and always remember, the act of writing is the most challenging aspect of writing. Writers talk all day about writing the great American novel, it doesn’t matter anymore. Write, write, write. If for anything else, write for yourself.

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    • Jalozyin
    • June 3, 2014
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    I Have These Lumps In A Very Inconvenient Place? They’re on my lower back, and I can’t see them but I know they’re there, and they hurt like hell.. Both feel like they’re the size of a quarter, but much longer. Any clue what these could be?

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      Maybe some kind of bug bite…spider or something. but i have no clue. if possible maybe you should get it looked at by a professional.

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