How to Get Off the Blank Page
Nothing is more intimidating than staring at a blank page when an article, resume, bio, or speech is due. That first word, sentence, or paragraph can take hours to come to mind. I never try to write on a blank page.
I skip that stressful aspect of writing altogether by making my first activity interesting and productive. I use a graphic to capture and expand my thoughts on the topic. Sometimes my ideas flow faster than I can write, so this technique enables me to convert a stream of consciousness into organized drafts and ultimately a professional product. It works every time and allows me to enjoy writing. Here is my proven approach to getting off the blank page FAST!
10 EASY STEPS TO WRITE A GREAT DOCUMENT
- Write down the purpose of the document
- Create a graphic which captures the four main points
- Record sub-points under each main point
- Flesh out a few thoughts on each sub-point
- Transfer the information to the blank sheet
- Put them in an order that builds momentum around the main idea
- Research as needed to strengthen and prove points
- Reread and clean it up
- Proof it
- Publish it
I am a visual person, so to help you see my method in action, here is the graphic I used to write this piece. I hope this helps you to write your next document with ease. If not, seek the assistance of someone who loves to write and has a proven record of accomplishment of success
IT LOOKS LIKE THIS