Knock the Block off Writer’s Block

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As the epic fictional boxer, Rocky states: ‘You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.’

There are hundreds of articles suggesting ways to beat writer's block. Offering tips like going for a walk, having a coffee, taking a nap, waiting for the right time to write, lighting candles, blah blah blah. That isn't what Rocky would do and when your back is against the ropes no amount of scented candles are going to put words on a page. 

You can only ever hope to write something brilliant. It’s not guaranteed. Don’t get stuck in the corner of the ring, trapped between the need to write well and the fear of writing poorly. The reason writer’s block can paralyse you is because it’s easy to picture writing badly and throw in the towel. You can do that in minutes. It’s much harder to imagine brilliant writing - because who knows how long it will take and you haven't written it yet. But there’s the critical factor, you haven’t written it yet.

So ding ding ding. Let’s get ready to rumble! It's you vs writer's block. Do you want to know how to sucker punch that mother f*cker and knock him out? The big secret to beating writer's block? 


Seriously, that’s it. Even if you don’t think it’s any good. Write something, anything, and once that's done, it will be easy to turn it into something better. Then take the hits. Become your own worst critic, go to town spotting the mistakes in your text and fix them. Before you know it you’ve got a second draft and made it to the second round. Then do your research and turn your second draft into a third draft. Keep. Moving. Forward. Roll with the punches, and eventually, you'll turn your weak messaging into words that can 'eat thunder and crap lightning'. 

Rocky finishes his quote with this: 'If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that.' So leave the napping and walks in nature to everyone else and do what you do best: write. 

If you need someone in your corner with writing that can float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, let us know. We’re happy to help.