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Writer's Block: The Struggle is Real

Lucara Stewart
Apr 19, 2023

Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

Writer's block can be frustrating, especially when you are an instructional designer who needs to produce high-quality learning materials. Here are some tips that can help you overcome writer's block:

  1. Take a break: Sometimes, the best thing to do when you are stuck is to step away from the task at hand. Take a short break, go for a walk, or do something else that clears your mind.
  2. Start with an outline: Having a clear outline can help you focus and organize your thoughts. Start by creating a rough outline of the content you want to cover. This can be a helpful way to break the writing process down into smaller, manageable parts.
  3. Write freely: Sometimes, the pressure to produce perfect content can lead to writer's block. Instead of focusing on perfection, try writing freely. Write down anything that comes to mind, even if it doesn't seem relevant at first. This can help you get your creative juices flowing and generate ideas that you can refine later.
  4. Seek inspiration: If you are struggling to come up with ideas, try seeking inspiration from other sources. Read articles, watch videos, or talk to colleagues to get new ideas and perspectives.
  5. Set realistic goals: It's important to set realistic goals for your writing sessions. Don't try to write an entire module in one sitting. Instead, break your work into smaller, achievable goals that you can accomplish in a set amount of time.
  6. Edit later: Don't worry too much about editing and refining your work as you write. Instead, focus on getting your ideas down on paper. You can always edit and refine later.
  7. Get feedback: If you are still struggling with writer's block, consider getting feedback from others. Share your work with colleagues or peers and ask for their input. This can help you identify areas where you can improve and generate new ideas.

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