Often creating a topic/article is straight-forward and you just get the groove and get it done over a few sessions. Sometimes, however, you might get just a little stuck. If you are having a busy day or are juggling many projects, you may struggle to get inspiration on your topic/article!
That's OK! If you are feeling like that, here's a couple of tips to get you back in the game.
- Step back and take some time off. Don’t get frustrated or try to ‘push through’. Sometimes you just need a break and to let your mind think through things in the background. Then, presto, the inspiration you were looking for appears!
- Talk with your team at and ask for some ideas. Are you heading in the right direction and just need some inspiration to keep going? Or do you need a total rethink? Perhaps the topic is going better than you think?
- Focus on your structure and facts. Once you get your choice of facts right, creating the content is usually relatively easy. So consider if you have chosen the right structure - maybe another structure might be a better fit and get you more inspired?
- Try to complete the topic - even if it’s a bit rough. Just get all your facts done, even if you aren’t happy with them. Once you have that first draft, you can then review the topic as a whole and get more help from peers at . Your first draft doesn’t need to be perfect. Often it’s easier to complete a poor first draft and edit it to make it great, then to try to produce a great first draft from the start.