How can you overcome writer’s block – or even better, never have writer’s block in the first place? Is there a way that you can always have something to write about? Is there a system you can apply that would allow you to write a new post each and every day?
I am going to lay out the blueprint for you. If you follow this blueprint, you will always have more words to put on a page than you have hours in the day.
I will never run out of things to write. I have hundreds of posts swirling around my head. You do, too.
Here is the secret of my success. I am sharing this with you today for the low cost of
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- Have you ever had a problem?
- Is this a problem other men are dealing with?
- Were you able to solve this problem?
- Did you take a Jr. High English class?
1. Have you ever had a problem?
Sure you have. You’re just too freaking cool to talk about your problems. Problems are beta.
You’ve cried yourself to sleep over some girl. You’ve drank too much. You’ve been cheated on. You’ve been too fat or too skinny or too insecure. You’ve been bankrupt and emotionally destitute.
Your writing sucks because you won’t go there, though. You’re too afraid to be real. You need everyone to think you’re Mr. Cool Guy who lives the perfect life.
(You’re not fooling anyone. No one is that cool.)
You don’t write to help and inspire others. You write to receive validation. You’re a woman who wants the blogging equivalent of Instagram hearts and Facebook likes.
Because of this, you will never receive the validation you desire.
I put myself out there. I’ve been 80 pounds too fat. I was falsely accused of rape. I went into massive credit card debt paying lawyers and private investigators.
I put all of that in the open because I have a genuine desire to help other men. Danger & Play is not a diary or vanity project. It’s my way to giving back to the universe that has been so generous to me.
Because I put myself out there, men can come to me with any problem because they know I’ve “been there, done that.”
If you really want to reach people – and that’s the only way you’re going to build a massive audience – you need to get real.
2. Is this a problem others have?
You’re not special, cupcake. We all squat down to take a shit. If you’ve had a problem, other men are having this same problem.
3. Were you able to solve this problem?
This is where the magic happens. What did you personally do to solve your problem?
Remember, we are writing for men. Men want solutions.
Lay it all out. Talk about ideas you tried that didn’t work. Talk about the frustrations you faced while solving the problem.
Then show them what finally worked.
4. Did you take a Jr. High English class?
“Buuut I’m not a good writer.” If you can string a few sentences together, people will read you.
There is even a word for people who write legit content in a less than stellar manner. We say those people are “raw.” Raw blogs get read.
Will your writing sound like 100,000 Mongol horses stampeding in an open field? No, that takes years – decades even.
But I’ve been at this game since 2004. Before that I would read books until reaching physical exhaustion.
If I had told myself, “Your writing isn’t worthy of appearing on a screen,” then I’d never have begun writing.
The blueprint really is that simple. I’ll prove it to you.
Can you think of a more esoteric topic than art and the unconscious mind? That podcast made sense, however, because it kept to the blueprint.
1. Did Mike have a problem? – Yes, Mike did not know how to tell if his unconscious and conscious desires were aligned.
2. Was Mike’s problem something you shared? – Yes, we all often feel uneasy and can’t explain why. That’s due to unconscious desires.
3. Did Mike solve his problem? – Yes, Mike looked at art.
4. Did Mike take a basic English composition class? – Yes.
Go through and read my Archives. You’ll see that my best posts all follow that same blueprint.
Here are some more tips:
1. Stop copying other people, or as one ethically challenged fellow said of Tucker Max’s rip-off site, “hacking” other people.
When you hack/copy/stealing other people’s stuff, you’ll run out of things to write. Why? Simple. You’re copying and thus will always have to wait until that person makes a move before you can copy him.
Only write about what you live and you will never run out of material.
No one cares what you know until they know you care. If you won’t be vulnerable, why would anyone believe you want to help them?
3. Stop judging your writing.
String together a few coherent sentences and you’re good to go. Remember, you are helping people, not writing the Great American Novel.
4. Remember the blueprint:
1. Did you have a problem?
2. Do others have this problem?
3. Did you solve the problem?
4. Go write.