What I am about to tell you will blow your mind! Read these copywriting tips to get sexy while writing and get rid of the dreaded writer’s block.
One of the best copywriting tips you will probably hear in your entire writing career is this. Ready? I call it the 15/5 GetSDone method. Fifteen minutes is allocated for your writing and five minutes for…. *drum roll*… you guessed it a workout! Let’s get into a bit more detail.
Proven Copywriting Tips To Get SEXY While Writing
The bulk of my writing is done on my PC where I have a mechanical keyboard. I love the feel and sound it makes when I press on the keys.
…clack, cluck, clack, clack, clack, click clack…
Sound very soothing yet my family complains. It’s empowering hearing those typing noises. Somehow, in my mind, my keyboard speaks to me. Crazy right?
Somedays, all I hear is … Silence…
My mind has gone blank, and I am staring at a pure white Google document.
I have hit the dreaded writer’s block!
Surely you have as any writer would. You know that time when you have your fingers on the keyboard, staring blankly at the screen. Yes, that, I hate it.
Thankfully I don’t have one right now through this trick I simply learned while working out.
Let me explain…
You see, I workout while writing because I am awesome that way (smiley face). Not to mention it is a healthy way to write.
We writers can sit for hours on end when our mind is overflowing with creativity that we have to put it down on file.
By the way, why do we call ourselves writers when we don’t write? Most of us use laptops and PCs to punch out articles.
I type most of the time, I seldom write or never at all. The word “writers” will be obsolete as “Typers” will be the new Writer soon. Perhaps in another century.
As I was saying…
I love fitness, although my writing for the last couple of months has taken over. My workout routine is out of whack!
I have to find a way to incorporate my workouts while writing. I just don’t have the time to go to the gym and blitz a good one-hour workout also…
A baby does not help either yet…
I make the time because as they say…
Healthy body, healthy mind.
One of the best copywriting tips you’ll read. EVER.
What I typically do is to write a few sentences and when I get stuck, I do some push-ups or sit-ups or even arm curls. Depends on which muscle group I am targeting that day.
And in between, my mind would think of new ideas of what to write next. Perhaps breaking the monotony of writing stimulates the brain cells.
The hardest part of writing, in my opinion, is the start. When nothing comes to mind. No matter how much you dig deep and stare at the blank screen. Nothing.
Once you get your first paragraph down, then your second and the third. It gets easier each paragraph.
Unclog The Writer’s Block
What I am about to share with you is my trick in overcoming this phenomenon called writer’s block and what I call Get Stuff (Sh*T) Done.
The trick is having yourself a timer next to you. I use my phone because it does everything. You may choose to buy a proper timer.
I call this the 15/5 GetSDone trick (how many times have I said “I call”). Where you write for fifteen minutes and have a break for five minutes.
Make sure that you close your Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or whatever social media distracting you. Otherwise, the GetSDone trick will not work.
Better yet, put your phone on airplane mode. Yes! This means no Wi-Fi, no mobile data. Your life is over only for a moment.
You’ll be OK, I promise.
Set your timer to 15 minutes and write or think, get creative. Once fifteen minutes is over you completely stop.
Add another separate timer for five minutes. Go do some push-ups, walk around, run around, do burpees, up to you. Just take a break for five minutes.
Within five minutes, you can do two sets of push-ups with one-minute rest in between.
When 5 minutes is done get back into writing for 15 minutes. Keep doing this until you finally get all your S done.
You can probably finish one or more articles doing this tip in one day. Allow yourself 6 – 8 hours of a writing session in twenty-four hours. This will give your mind and eyes a good break from the screen.
Get Active or… Die Early.
“What if I am not the active type?” So I hear you say.
GET ACTIVE THEN!!! Sorry but I am just too passionate.
Did you know that sedentary people die earlier compared to active individuals?
According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
“Another intriguing finding is that breaks in sedentary time have beneficial associations with waist circumference, body mass index, triglyceride levels, and 2-hour glucose levels that are independent of total sedentary time and exercise time”
If you are not the active type, I sure as hell was not. I beseech you to be. It really will benefit you in the long run.
This is important especially for us writers who sit or stand on our desk all day. Did I say stand? You know we have the standing desk now selling at Officeworks.
I don’t have a photo but instead of sitting down at your desk, you are standing up. My guess is it is only good for blood circulation.
Thing is, you are still stationary and doing nothing.
If you are not the work out type, you can always do something around the house. Anything that will get you off your butt.
Go make coffee, chocolate smoothie, tea, as long as you are moving. You can go to the toilet, five minutes is plenty I reckon.
This is the trick I use whenever I have multiple deadlines within a week. Two clients want a sales letter, another one needs a blog, and two wants to start an email campaign. I still have to keep up with my social media.
But I try…
Once you finished your draft, take a break, do not edit. Start your next project. I suggest editing with fresh eyes.
So you should leave your editing for the next day. Your mind will be fresh and may find inspiration for new ideas that you might even add to the final copy.
Yesterday, this draft was only 600 words. The final draft is more than 1100 words.