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想摆脱写作瓶颈?试试这11种非常规操作

How to Get Rid of Writer's Block: 11 Unconventional Ways
想摆脱写作瓶颈?试试这11种非常规操作
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想摆脱写作瓶颈?试试这11种非常规操作

Here’s a quick guide for how to get over writer’s block.  These are methods I’ve personally used very successfully, and I hope you scroll through this, find a good method, and get over writer’s block too!

这是一份克服写作瓶颈的快捷指南。这些都是我个人亲测的有效方法,希望你也能够从中找到适用的方法,战胜写作瓶颈这个阻碍你通关的大boss!

1.) Dictate The Words Into Your Phone

1.)用手机记录自己想说的内容

Most people sit down at their keyboard and type stuff that looks like it was edited by an 8th grade English teacher:

大多数人坐在键盘前,往往会脑子一片空白,机械地输入8年级的英语老师教学生写的句子:

“Dear sirs, to whom it may concern I offer our company services of supplying roofing shingles at an affordable price structure that’s cost effective for our clients……..”   :::falls asleep:::

“敬启者,我会以合理的报价为您提供我们公司的屋顶板服务,这项服务对我们的客户来说极具成本效益......”:::真是让人昏昏欲睡的陈词滥调啊:::

To get the most response, you shouldn’t bore your readers to death, and therefore should talk like you’re in a casual conversation.  This casual tone of voice shows you’re a real person, who is cool, and would be fun to do business with.

如果你想得到客户的积极回应,你就不应该写这种无聊的句子,而应该用一种随意的对话口吻来写文案。这种语气可以让你显得更有人情味,更有个性和趣味性。

“Hey Mr. Moneybags!  

“你好,金主大大!

I figured out a way to save Acme Roofing 30% on your shingles cost.  We got the manufacturer to ship them directly to Scranton instead of having to ship them to Boston first.  Call me if you want the new rate.

我有一种方法可以节省您30%的Acme Roofing木瓦成本。我们会让制造商直接将产品运到斯克兰顿,而无需在波士顿转运。如果您想了解新报价,请打电话给我。

Talk soon,
Sammy Salesman: 713.301.1546″

再 见! 
Sammy推销员:713.301.1546“

By first casually speaking out your message into your phone, you can see what your words will sound like in a casual tone.  Then you simply transcribe these words into your computer, and you now have a great starting point for your copy!

你可以对着手机随意说出这些信息,确认一下自己的语气是否足够轻松。然后再将这些内容输入电脑,这就是一个撰写文案的好起点!

Here’s the two methods I personally use to record on my iPhone:

以下是我用iPhone录音的两种方法:

  • Open the Voice Memo app, hit record, start talking.
  • I tell Siri: [“Make a note to…”] + [Start talking] = Siri transcribes it for me in the Notes app.
  • 打开语音备忘录应用程序,点击录音,开始说话。
  • 告诉Siri:[“记下......”] + [开始说话] = Siri就会在Notes应用程序录制这些内容。

2.) Write Inside A Distraction Free Zone

2.)在不分神的状态下写作

Writers block calm

Sometimes there’s just too much clutter distracting you.  Just a blank screen and some typing can go a long way.

有时候周围有太多琐事容易让你分心。往往需要费好大的劲才可以强迫自己坐在屏幕面前打出一些字。

Try out this distraction free writing trick to get the ball started.

不妨尝试这种不分心的写作技巧,让自己进入状态。

Having a distraction-free zone to write is immensely helpful in getting started on your first few lines of text.  Once you get past the first few lines, the rest are easy :)

为自己创造一个不分心的写作环境,对于进入写作状态来说大有裨益。只要你写出了开头的几行字,剩下的环节就变得容易多了。:)

3.) Use A Headline Formula

3.)使用标题公式

Headline formulas are helpful in kicking off an article idea or angle.  Here’s 3 quick sample formulas to get you started:

标题公式有助于找到文章的主题思想和写作角度。这里有3个快捷公式范例可以帮助你开启这个过程:

[End Result] + [Time Period] + [Address Objections]

[最终结果] + [时间周期] + [解决异议]

5 Ways to Boost Your ____ Without Spending More _____

无需花费更多 _____即可提升你的____的5种方法

[X Number Of Ways] To Accomplish [Amazing Result] without [Negative Side Effect]

实现[惊人的结果]而没有 [消极副作用]的[X种方法] 

If you want more formulas and headline idea templates, here’s a giant list of headlines (including their open rates).

需要更多的公式和标题创意模板? 请查看这个标题清单。

I don’t usually make headlines or articles out of formulas, but if I’ve got a case of Writer’s Block going…..I’ll try some of them out and quickly get a ton of ideas.

我通常不会套用公式来写标题或文章,但如果我遇到了写作瓶颈.....我就会尝试其中一些方法,并从中快速找到灵感。

4.) Physically Alter Your State Of Mind

4.)通过肢体活动改变心态

Writers block physically alter your state pushups and music

Simply changing up the environment your brain is experiencing can snap you out of a funk really quickly!

仅仅是改变大脑所处的环境,就有可能让你立即摆畏缩不前的消极状态!

Here’s my personal suggestions:

以下是我的个人建议:

  • Change the location you’re in.
  • Do a handstand to get the blood flowing.
  • Do some pushups to get the blood flowing.
  • Put in ear plugs to “get into your own little world.”
  • Plug in some headphones and listen to music (my favorite work music is “Deep House Radio” on Pandora).
  • 换个地方走走。
  • 倒立促进血液流动。
  • 做一些俯卧撑促进血液流动。
  • 戴上耳塞 “进入冥想”。
  • 戴上耳机听音乐(我在工作时最喜欢听的音乐是Pandora上的“ Deep House Radio ”)。

Basically by physically altering your location or pace of your body……your brain has to adapt a little and “wake up” to deal with the change.

基本上,只要改变你的身体所处的环境或者你的肢体活动节奏,大脑就会有所响应,并被“唤醒”以适应这些变化。

This is a super-solid way to snap out of a funk.

这是一种打破大脑思路困局的超实用方法。

5.) Chemically Alter Your State Of Mind

5.)改变心态的“化学疗法”

Writers block drink beer

Give your brain a punch and chemically change it up!

给大脑一拳重击,用“化学疗法”改造它!

Heres some of my favorite ways:

以下是我最喜欢的一些方法:

  • Drink Caffeine.  Within minutes your brain will be buzzing with ideas.
  • Drink a beer whilst working.  Slowly sipping on a beer on a Friday afternoon and writing…..a fun time + a creative time!
  • Take a shot of liquor.  If you’re working with some buddies, down a shot and see if it doesn’t pump some ideas into you.  I would recommend not over-doing this, otherwise productivity and creativity will rapidly tank.
  • 喝咖啡。不用几分钟,你的大脑就会开始文思泉涌了。
  • 在工作时喝点小酒。在周五下午慢慢喝着啤酒,随手记下一些心得......这真是美妙的创作时光!
  • 喝一口烈酒。如果你正和一些伙伴工作,可以看看这种方法能不能给你带来灵感。我不建议滥用这种方法,因为物极必反,它有可能让工作效率和创意大打折扣。

Unless you want to get alcohol buzzed at 2pm on a Tuesday, I’d say the most effective way of chemically altering your brain is caffeine.  There are many different caffeine delivery systems besides coffee.  What you should pay attention to is how many milligrams of caffeine are in something, and modify to your capacity.

除非你认为自己在周二下午时喝酒有助于产生灵感,否则我还是建议你通过喝咖啡来刺激大脑。 除了咖啡之外,你还可以选择其他许多不同的提神饮料。你应该根据自己所喝饮料中的咖啡  因含量,量力而行。

The upper-limit caffeine tolerance for a normal and healthy adult is around 400mg per day.

正常来说,健康成人的咖啡 因耐受性上限约为每天400毫克。

Here are some common caffeine delivery mechanisms (all these numbers can vary):

以下是一些常见的含咖啡  因饮品(这些数据有可能发生变化):

  • Green tea = 50mg caffeine.
  • Red Bull = 80mg caffeine.
  • 1 Cup Coffee = 80mg – 150mg caffeine (varies by brand).
  • Monster Energy = 160mg caffeine.
  • Caffeine Pill = 200mg caffeine.
  • Five Hour Energy = 200mg caffeine.

绿茶= 50毫克咖啡 因。 
红牛= 80毫克咖啡 因。 
1杯咖啡= 80毫克 -  150毫克咖啡 因(因品牌而异)。 
怪物高能饮料= 160毫克咖啡 因。 
咖啡 因药丸= 200毫克咖啡 因。 
Five Hour Energy(运动饮料)= 200毫克咖啡 因。

You can use this Caffeine Calculator to see which products give you the most caffeine and calories.

您可以使用 这个咖啡 因计算器查看哪些产品的咖啡 因和卡路里含量更高。

If I drink a healthy dose of caffeine (let’s say 200mg), I’ll definitely feel a strong caffeine buzz. Within 5 minutes I’ll feel extremely alert, a bit hyper, more talkative, and tend to have an increased flow of ideas. I try to not have caffeine after 2pm or else I find it difficult to fall asleep at night.

如果我喝一杯健康的咖啡(比如200毫克咖啡  因含量),我肯定会感受到强烈的提神效果。我在5分钟之内都会极其清醒,有点亢奋,更为健谈,并且往往会涌出更多想法。我会避免在下午2点后摄入咖啡 因,否则晚上就会很难入睡。

6.) Follow A Writing Prompt

6.)遵循写作提示

Writing Prompt Thinking

When you have “Writers Block” it usually means you’re having trouble STARTING an article.  A “writing prompt” is simply a sentence, question, or “angle” to view the topic that can kick off your writing.

当你遇到“写作瓶颈”时,这通常意味着你在写文章开头的时候就遇到了麻烦。这种“写作提示”可以只是一个句子,一个问题或者一个“角度”,只要它们能够促使你动笔就行。

“This first time I used this product I…..”

“这是我第一次使用这个产品......”

“The most creative way I’ve seen this product used is…..”

“我见过这种产品最有创意的使用方式是......”

“It was exactly two years ago when I…..”

“就在两年前,那时我......”

“From my customers angle my product looks like…..”

“从我的客户角度看,我的产品看起来就像......”

“If I was super rich I would…..”

“如果我超级富有,我就会......”

“The best way in the world to do [cool thing] is to…..”

“世界上做[某事]的最佳方式是......”

Try following a writing prompt to snap you out of a brain funk!

尝试按照某个写作提示,让你的大脑打破文思枯竭的困局!

7.) Make A Constraint For Your Assignment

7.)给自己的任务设限

I love the quote:

我很喜欢这句话:

“Constraints create creativity.”

“限制可以制造创意。”

Pretend there’s someone with a gun to your head.  THEN can you get the job done?

假如有人拿枪瞄准你的脑袋。那么你可以完成工作吗?

A constraint can be anything:

这种限制可以是任何事物:

  • Finishing an article in a limited amount of time.
  • Finishing an article that has to be written in the 1st person.
  • Finishing an article that has to be written in the 3rd person.
  • Finishing an article only using pen and paper….no computer.
  • Finishing an article by limiting the number of characters you’re about to write.
  • 在有限的时间内写完一篇文章。
  • 完成一篇必须以第一人称角度撰写的文章。
  • 完成一篇必须以第三人称角度撰写的文章。
  • 只用笔和纸完成一篇文章......不能用电脑。
  • 完成一篇限制字数和篇幅的文章。

This means you have some sort of time limit, deadline, or “angle” you have to complete the work through.

这意味着您必须给自己设置完成工作的时间限制,截止日期或“角度”。

Here are some example constraints:

以下是一些限制示例:

In (4 minutes) I need to (tell a personal story) about (product).

我必须在在(4分钟)内讲述一则关于(产品)的(个人故事)。

In (25 minutes) I need to (explain a unique way) to use (product).

我必须在(25分钟)内解释一种使用(产品)的(独特方式)。

In (1 paragraph) I need to tell website owners why they should be using (SumoMe).

用(1段)话告诉网站站长他们应该使用(SumoMe)的原因。

With only (.gif images) I need to show (my software) working on a website.

只用(.gif图像)展示我在网站上使用的(软件)。

While (inside a dark room) I need to come up with (3 business ideas) in (7 minutes).

待在(一个暗室中),用(7分钟)想出(3个商业创意)

Try adding a constraint (or multiple constraints) to your assignment, and see how fast you can finish it!

不妨试试给自己的任务设置一个限制(或多个限制条件),看看能否提高你的工作效率!

8.) Stop Being A Little Bitch About It

8.)停止抱怨

Life is so hard

You.  Have it.  GOOD.

没错,你已经比绝大多数人要幸福得多了。

Your life has been enriched with thousands of years of human innovation that takes the drudgery and pain away from a harsh, violence-filled, disease-ridden, backbreaking-labor, hardship-filled existence.

你的生活因千百年的人类创新而受益无穷,这已经让你免于苦役和痛苦,摆脱了充满暴力、疾病缠身、工作艰辛和困难重重的生活。

Your ancestors would FLIP THE HELL OUT at how easy your life is compared to theirs.

和古人多灾多难的生活相比,你的生活是多么安逸舒适啊,你该知足了。

If you were born just 200 years ago:

如果你出生在200年前:

  • If you had bad eye sight:  You better start squinting.  There’s no cheap solution for that.
  • If you needed surgery:  You better drink some whiskey before a guy saws your body open with a rusty blade while you’re still awake.
  • If you got a weird illness:  Some voodoo witch doctor would crush up some random leaves, cut you, rub them in the wound…..and hope for the best.
  • If you wanted to know something: You better hope one of your friends knows.  Otherwise you’re out of luck.
  • If you wanted to travel somewhere:  You better be super-duper rich and have 6 months of transit time.
  • 如果你的视力不好:你视物时只能眯着眼。因为那时候还没有眼镜这种廉价的解决方案。
  • 如果你需要做手术:你最好先喝一些威士忌,否则你就得眼睁睁地看着有人用生锈的刀片切开你的身体。
  • 如果你得了一种怪病:只能让一些莫名其妙的巫医用随机找来的植物叶子,把你割伤,然后在伤口上揉搓这些碎叶......至于能不能治愈疾病,你只能自求多福了。
  • 如果你想了解一些事物:你只能寄希望于自己的朋友已经知道这些事情,否则你永远都不会有多少学问。
  • 如果你想去某个地方旅行:你最好是超级富豪,并且要能够忍受长达6个月的舟车劳顿。

Life completely sucked compared to what we have now!!

与我们现在的情况相比,200年前的生活真是太糟糕了!!

If you are reading this on a computer……you have access to tools and information that 200 years ago people couldn’t even fathom would exist.  ……yet here you are complaining that “you don’t know what to write.”

如果你正在电脑上阅读这篇文章......你就已经接触到了200年前的人根本无法想象的工具和信息……而你却还在抱怨自己“不知道怎么写作。”

Understand that your work will never ever ever ever be 100% perfect. So just type something out….then go back and edit it.  It’s the best way to just start.  It’s not the end of the world if you write something crappy.  Just edit or delete it later.

要清楚你的工作永远不可能达到100%完美的状态。所以你只要先输入一些内容,然后再反复修改和编辑。因为万事开头难,先走出第一步最重要。就算你写了一些很蹩脚的内容也没有关系,只要事后再编辑或删除就可以了。

So quit being a little bitch and finish off your work.

所以不要再抱怨了,先完成工作最重要。

9.) Make An Outline

9.)列出一个大纲

One of the problems people encounter when they sit down to write is the task is way too daunting.

导致人们无法静下心来写作的一个问题就在于,他们面临的任务太让人望而生畏了。

It’s only daunting because they haven’t broken the problem down into little chunks.

而这些任务之所以看起来很艰巨,原因就在于他们不会分解任务。

This is where an outline comes in real handy. Just list out the main points (like our friend in the picture above has), and then fill in each section. Within just a few minutes you can finish a huge percent of your article just because you made a quick outline!

这正是我们要应用写作大纲的原因。可以先列出文章的要点(如上图所示),然后为每个要点补充内容。这样只需要几分钟时间,你就可以完成文章的大部分内容了,因为你事先创造了一个快捷的写作大纲!

10.) Take A Nice Shower

10.)洗澡放松一下

writers block shower

What is it about showers that jogs the brain so much?? In my own shower I keep a little Shower Notepad like this:
 

洗澡也可以开启写作思路??我会在自己洗澡的时候像这样做笔记:
 

Shower Notes

Believe it or not, many of the methods listed in this very post were jotted down whilst I was in the shower! Giggity.

信不信由你,我这篇文章列出的多数方法都是我在洗澡过程中随手记下来的!

11.) Copy Someone Else

11.)向他人取经

Literally the best way to jog your memory is to see what other people are doing.

坦白地说,开阔思路的最佳方法就是参考别人的做法。

For Example:
If you are trying to write copy about a mattress.  Go search for “Best Mattresses” or “How to find the best mattress” on your favorite search engine, pull up the first 5 results, and start reading!

例如: 
你想写一篇关于床垫的文章。你可以去网上搜索“最佳床垫”或“如何找到最佳床垫”,从中提取前5个搜索结果,然后开始阅读这些文章。

By simply immersing yourself in other people’s writing, you’ll start stacking up some ideas.

你可以通过阅读他人的文章,获得一些启发和产生灵感。

But don’t just be a little copy-cat and do what everyone else is using.  Use this information as research, and use it to IMPROVE upon what everyone else has done:

但不要做只会一味复制粘贴的抄袭者。要使用这些搜索信息,在前人的基础上进行优化:

  • See what other articles are lacking.
  • See what people are asking a lot on Quora.
  • See what your competition is doing wrong.
  • See what people are responding to a lot on Facebook Groups.
  • 看看其他文章存在哪些欠缺。
  • 看看人们在Quora上提了哪些问题。
  • 看看你的竞争对手做错了什么。
  • 了解人们在Facebook群组中对哪些话题的回应最积极。

By seeing what else is out there, you can see what YOU can contribute to it.

你可以通过了解市场上已经存在的内容,找到自己的切入点。

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Keep this in your files for whenever you have Writer’s Block and need to get rid of it!

P.S. Comment below what YOU do when you have writers block.  I am going to add (and draw!) more methods here based on the comments!
 

保存这些诀窍,下次遇到写作瓶颈时,你就可以用这些方法来破局了!

P.S.   不妨在评论中留下爪印,告诉我你遇到写作瓶颈时会怎么做,好让我根据评论内容添加更多建议。
 

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