Ah, writer’s block. That dreaded moment when you sit in front of a blank page to share your pearls of wisdom with the world and…well…nothing. Words, inspiration, ideas – they all seem to fail you. It’s like your brain has turned to a gooey mush and no matter how much you try, nothing will make that scary blank page turn into something wonderful.
Now, although you may feel like throwing your laptop in the bin at this point (we’ve all been there!), a far better solution is to ditch the blank page and instead try dictation.
Whether writing has never been your thing or you are simply having an ‘off’ day, you can use dictation – the process of speaking your words out loud for someone else to write down – for a whole manner of tasks.
Whether you’re creating a book, blog post or report, taking a deep breath and turning to the spoken word can provide a perfect alternative to staring at a blank page. Simply record your thoughts aloud into your phone, send the audio files to a transcriber and, just like magic, you’ll have a written document to use however you choose.
Not only does it mean you can step away from the computer (I love heading to the woods when I need some inspiration!), but if you’re more of a talker than a writer, using dictation has huge benefits. You’ll have far more fun, will work more productively, will feel more energised and, most importantly, will reach your goals sooner.
So, ditch the stresses and frustrations of trying to overcome writer’s block. When the words refuse to flow from brain to pen, pick up your phone and get chatting instead.
Your sanity and blood pressure will be thankful for it, I promise.
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