I’ve been writing a lot about writer’s block lately. Which, maybe, you’ve noticed. All those posts about writer’s block, and do you have it, and are you wondering how to get rid of it? Yup, that was me. I wrote this little guide to dealing with it (that you can download here…), so I’ve been doing all I can to make sure Every. Single. Person. in the world knows it’s available. HERE.
But here’s the thing about the guide. It isn’t 100% foolproof. There are going to be times when you just get stuck. When your brain won’t budge no matter how many clever games you play with it. When you can’t get past the place where you are no matter how hard you try.
Those are the times when, maybe, you shouldn’t be writing alone.
I know, I know. Writing is kind of a solitary pursuit. But then again, sometimes you could really use another set of eyes to look at what you’ve done – and the other brain that goes with them to determine whether or not what you’ve done actually makes sense. Because something that makes perfectly perfect sense to you might look like a totally random assortment of words to somebody else.
And you definitely don’t want that.
Then there are those times when another brain would really help you catch what you might be missing, or make connections you’re not making, or find that perfect approach that, for whatever reason, you’re not seeing.
And those times when you need someone else there just to let you know you’re not crazy? Those are maybe the biggest.
So. Where does one find said person?
Well, a low pressure place to start might be asking someone you know and trust to read something you’ve written, or brainstorm with you. Or you might join a writer’s circle or challenge for a chance to share with other writers, and hold each other accountable, and maybe even get some group coaching.
Or if you want to focus on your results and yours alone, you might work one-on-one with a writing coach.
And…hey! I happen to be one of those.
As a writing coach, I work with struggling (and even not-so-struggling) writers to help them connect with their readers, focus their message and structure stuff so it makes sense and keeps readers reading (as opposed to drifting off in the middle). I help with all kinds of projects, from landing pages and websites structuring, developing and writing entire books. And everything in between.
All for a (very reasonable) fee. :)
If that sounds like something that might help you with your writing project, I’d be happy to be the help-er – just contact me HERE for more info.
And whatever your writing challenges might be, remember, you don’t always have to go it alone.
Even I don’t. I have my crazy husband sitting next to me all day long.