For a few months now, I have been unstuck. I just haven’t felt like writing blog posts.
In order to prepare for a workshop on “How to Do Biography” I conducted earlier this month, I had to read and write.
Here are the four steps I used to get myself unstuck.
- I scheduled a time to read books about biography.
- I set a goal of writing 50 words a day. Writing 50 words was actually easy and I found myself writing more than that.
- I kept telling myself that I couldn’t let those who might attend the workshop down. This helped me pay attention to what was happening in my life, both at work and at home.
- I asked co-workers if I could run my presentation past them to see if what I was talking about made sense. I also asked for feedback. You know, kind of what a writing support group does.
I conducted the workshop on October 6, 2018, and heard good things about it from those who attended. So, I guess, the hard work in writing and in preparation paid off.