You often hear writers and authors talk about experiencing writers block, but you hardly ever hear of a person who gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or even weeks, waiting for the inspiration to arrive.
Why then, is writer’s block so ‘talked’ about? One reason we almost never experience talker’s block is that we’re in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our freely spoken words will come back to us. Talk is cheap. Talk is temporary. We often start by talking poorly and eventually, perhaps only sometimes, we talk smart.
We get better at talking because we talk. We get a chance to hear ourselves speak and we find out what makes sense and what doesn’t. This allows us, if we’re insightful, to get clearer with the choice of our words. How can one get talker’s block after all this practice?
Writer’s Block Isn’t Hard to Cure
Just talk. Poorly. Continue to talk. Record what you say and use transcription to turn your speech into your writing.
We believe that everyone should write, and that writing should come as easy as talking. So do it every day. Every single day. Speak in clear, crisp, honest words about what you see in the world – or want to see. Tell us how you want to do something.
If you speak a little something every single day, even a minute and then see these words in text, it will improve your flow and your writing. If you’re concerned with quality, of course, then not capturing is not a problem, because a sum total of zero words is perfect and without defects. Not creating anything is safe.
If you set aside your concern for quality and your mind knows you have to speak tomorrow, it will start working on something better than what you said yesterday. And you’ll inevitably, over time, redefine yesterday’s words, and tomorrow will be better than that. And so on and so forth. Therefore, write like you talk, often and freely.
This post was written by Danijel Duvjnak