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Banish Writer's Block Forever In One Second

Kelley wrote an Amazon's #1 "Mover & Shaker" out of 10 million titles and is the author of "Is There a Question That Heals Instantly?"

Writer's Block

Writer's Block

If you want to write one book or 100, this works every time

If you're reading this, you probably understand that writer's block is the norm, the default setting, for most would-be authors. Maybe that's because each sentence is a new invention, and not many people are up to producing a thousand or 5,000 inventions.

But in a moment you're going to discover a method that is powerfully effective in ending writer's block because your brain is hardwired for this method to both intrigue and excite your mind.

This is not some pie in the sky promise. I used this method to write the first draft of The Doctor Who Cures Cancer. The body of the book is 350 pages. The topic was a complicated subject. Daunting doesn't begin to describe the challenge, yet that first draft was completed in 30 days or so.

I couldn't wait to sit down each day to pick up where I left off. One day I spent 13 hours without eating, simply writing away. The book turned out pretty good because it became the Amazon's #1 "Mover & Shaker" out of 10 million titles and has a 4.4 rating on a controversial subject as of this writing. The book continues to be ordered 27 years after its publication.

There's more great news: this 'two step' method works to eliminate writer's procrastination effortlessly for both fiction or non-fiction:

The instructions are almost as short as the time it takes to implement the technique

If you're expecting a build up to some complicated or difficult process, or that this method takes a bunch of discipline, you're in for a super pleasant surprise. Are you ready?

There is a slight variation in using the technique depending on whether you're stuck somewhere in the middle of your manuscript and haven't revisited your manuscript in more than a day, or if you're not stuck at this particular moment.

If you're not stuck, do this:

  1. Simply erase part of the last sentence you've written for that day and stop writing for the day.
  2. Reread step #1..( can skip this step.)
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As brain-dead simple as the technique appears to be, the process is super powerful because our minds are hardwired to work on completing the sentence once again.

The effect is that you'll flip into a mode of "I just can't wait" to get back to writing some more. When you wake up, you'll be ready to go. If you need to go to work or have some other commitment, you'll still be thinking about and yearning to get back to your manuscript at your earliest convenience.

Erase part of your last sentence every time. If your last sentence is so golden you don't want to erase it, keep it and write an additional sentence and erase part of that one.

If you're stuck somewhere between the first and last page and haven't written in a while do this:

  1. Go back to where you left off in your writing and read the final two or three paragraphs.
  2. Erase part of the last sentence you had previously written and stop writing for the day.

When you come back to write the next day, your last sentence might change almost every time. Who cares because you're on your way! IOW, you've just conquered the biggest challenge to writing for most writers and done it effortlessly.

The technique never changes whether you're writing one book or 100 books. It will work for any assignment that requires two or more sessions of writing.

If your present writing task is short and thought to take only one session, but you are having trouble finishing it, use this technique and come back the next day.

If you have a shorter deadline, take a break. Get up and away from your writing area. Do whatever else you care to do, and then come back. Often something as simple as going to the bathroom will also relieve your mind and let you finish writing the complete article or story.

As a Bonus, here is the solution in case you haven't even started writing your book yet. This is true even if you've sat down before, yet no words or sentences came to you.

Start writing anything at all. It could be stream of consciousness or you might jot down the core idea or scene that persuaded you to begin writing this book in the first place.

Whatever you've written down, once again the technique is the same. Erase past of the last sentence. When you come back, you might decide to erase everything your wrote on your previous visit. It's totally up to you, because the sole objective is to give you a simple yet systematic method to get your books written.

Kelley Eidem

"Is There a Question That Heals Instantly?" by Kelley Eidem

"The Doctor Who Cures Cancer" by Kelley Eidem

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