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How do you write when you're not in the mood?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Spoiltdiva, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. webbp0int

    webbp0int Peon

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    #761
    Definitely just start writing, I usually start writing and it is full of scattered words which in an hour or few become nice paragraphs and eventually articles.
    SEMrush
     
    webbp0int, May 6, 2019 IP
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    #762
    Simply Guests posting ..
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #763
    If that is the case you would have a problem if you were under contract as I was for an advertising firm. When we were presented with projects, we had to write whether we were in the mood or not. And if you have clientele who need content and you tell them, "sorry but I'm just not in the mood to write" then goodbye client and good bye livelihood.

    @RobertRay while difficult it's not "impossible" to write "something interesting" when not in the mood to write. Because it is possible, this thread hopefully gives us all tips in how to accomplish this.

    @webbp0int well that is better than throwing in the towel.

    @zainsultan I have covered the idea of guest posting on a recent post. (post #745)
     
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    MJ Web Services Peon

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    It is a very difficult question. I am kind of facing this problem right now. I have to submit an order of 12000 words but do not have the right mood to start writing. It is stressing me up. Normally, in these conditions, I just sleep at once, and after waking up, try to make some nice move.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #765
    This is a very long thread. But try going all through it page by page, may take you a week or so. But there has to be some ideas/tips here that will help to you get in the mood to write.

    Be sure to check in and let us all know how it is going with this 12,000 word order you have.
     
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    MJ Web Services Peon

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    Thank you for your polite response. Actually, these are 4 SEO articles (3000 words each) regarding wedding rings namely; moissanite engagement ring, custom wedding ring, custom engagement ring, and custom pendant. I have 3 days to go. Just completed 2 articles, but still lacking 700 words for moissanite engagement ring. The matter I found on Google is almost the same which I have managed to write. It is very burdensome to complete the rest content. Actually, I am not finding enough information on Google that could help me make an outline to divide 3000 words over an article.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #767
    When the going gets tough, the tough get going. As a sword is strengthened when tempered in the fire, this ordeal will in the end make you a better writer.
     
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    MJ Web Services Peon

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    #768
    :)
     
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    #769
    I would say either distract yourself from it, do something else. Like take a walk or color your coloring book... Or I know people who push themselves to do that. It works best for them. Whenever theyre not in a mood, they just make themselves to do it.. I dont really know if its healthy, but like they say it helps them.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #770
    ^^^Very nicely put, I like it. I never heard it put like that before, mind if I use it?:)
     
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    DriKe Peon

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    #771
    yes, sure :) use it if you need to :)
     
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    #772
    Music really helps me write when i am not in the zone.
    I look at the mood that i want to create with my writing and just play something which mimics that mood too.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #773
    Rock: for long articles
    Folk: when a philosophical article is required
    Country: when you want your target market to feel emotions
    Classical: when you are trying to sell something expensive
    Jazz: when you don't give a damn and just want to get paid.;)
     
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    #774
    I don’t know how the others are, but I’m too lazy to write something myself. 21 century - the age of technology. There are sites that provide services for writing essays, articles, etc. Personally, based on my personal experience, I have a good opinion about Affordable-Papers. Good value for money. If you are interested, follow their news.
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #775
    Understood, and that is what writers were put on the earth for. Occasionally these writers develop writers block and that is what this thread is all about.
     
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    #776
    I use music to change my mood. Music is a great positive mood enhancer + do some exercise and it helps me get into the mood to write say to my list or my audience on Facebook :)
     
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    #777
    Yes I concur, I have used this and it does indeed work.
     
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    I agree that the most difficult part is to write the first couple of sentences. An approach that has worked for me in times of writers block, is to set an alarm/short deadline to put pressure on myself. 10 minutes may be a good time frame. This might not work for everyone, but for me, it helps to create a deadline just to get the creative flow started. Another tip is to lower your demands and expectations on yourself (Eliminate self talk such as "Every word has to be perfect"). Just start writing without over-thinking for a minute or two to get the juice going. Build a little momentum and then you'll see it'll get easier from there.

    Please feel free to reach out to me on Linkedin if you want more advise on copywriting. Would love to help you out!
     
    Dreamify, Oct 19, 2019 at 9:18 AM IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    This flies in the face of what I used to teach the new young writers that my former ad agency used to hire. I am a type A perfectionist that really enjoyed/enjoys proof reading, correcting, demanding, top notch content each and every time.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Oct 19, 2019 at 9:31 AM IP
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    #780
    Why in hell should I or anyone else LOWER our standards? If everyone did that, we would soon be UNABLE to communicate. Unambiguous communication REQUIRES PRECISION defined by HIGH STANDARDS.

    Just look at DP. VERY FEW WRITERS hereon adhere to any standards whatsoever and as a result many posts are nothing more than dumping words in a BLENDER before putting them RANDOMLY in the post. That is NOT communication. That is SPAM.
     
    mmerlinn, Oct 21, 2019 at 12:59 PM IP