The secret to good writing is...Thinking.Good
We get so called "writer's blocks" because we haven't given the topic any or enough thought.
So we're scared of the blank page staring back at us, we hear its voice in our heads, screaming: "What are you waiting for, write, write, WRITE!"
But writing before thinking is like putting the carriage before the horse.
And since thinking is the hardest activity humans ever engage in, no wonder it's not easy for just anybody to transform words into an another medium (written text).
That's why it helps to write an outline
of your content (post, essay, book) before committing to actual writing. +Guy Kawasaki
mentioned in a recent hangout on air with +martin shervington
that he writes massive amounts of text in his outlines, that he can't write a book without first writing an outline.
So if you're suffering from writer's block,
take one chapter from your book or whatever you're trying to finish. Out of that chapter, take one paragraph and think
about what you want to write in it. If you're still stuck, go ever further, all the way down to the word level - think about words. _Key_words
you just have to have in this paragraph. If you can't form a sentence yet, list out the keywords that come to your mind. Then pick one interesting keyword and write a tweet about it. Yes, a tweet! A tweet helps you focus on the most important statement about that (key)word.
Whatever you do, just put your art out in the world, as Seth Godin would say.
BTW +Scott Berkun
is great, see this short 5 minute video. #writing