Overcoming Writers Block with Quora

There are times when writing that you can feel uninspired and have no more ideas to give. The fact is we are surrounded by ideas and inspiration. You just have to look.

Quora is a Q&A website, where users post questions and anyone has the option to reply. as a writer, Quora is a powerful tool in helping build up ideas and subjects for your next post or story.

All you need to do is look through the questions being asked on Quora and you will start to understand the questions people have. If you have experiences or views around said particular question, get writing and share it with the world, and you know at least one person will get value from what you share.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

That’s it, no secret formula, daily ritual, or quick fix, the questions are already out there, you just need to share your answer.

Other ways to stave off writer’s block

If you are struggling to find ideas or inspiration for your next few posts on Quora, there are a few other ways to build up a backlog of ideas, topics, and questions your audience will find value from.

  1. Write it down. For every idea that comes into your head no matter how good or bad it seems at the time, write it down. You will be surprised over even a day, how many ideas pop into your head.
  2. Go for a walk. This simple act can provide you with many benefits, not just for your health but for your mind, and is a great way to clear your head, and naturally let ideas flow.
  3. Experience. A lot of great stories and articles come from real-life experiences, that happen over time, why not share your experiences? If you are still stuck go out into the world and live, through the experiences you have, the more stories you will have to share.
  4. Test, test, and test some more. Now that you have a steady stream of ideas, and hopefully, a notebook filled with words, you need to understand, which ones will provide your audience with value. There are several ways of doing this, from sharing snippets of different ideas on Twitter to gauge a response to writing posts around each of your ideas, sharing with the world and over time, using data to understand which ideas stick and which ones don’t. Sounds simple, but it takes time, consistency, and patience.

Have you ever experienced some form of writer’s block, and if so what have been the techniques you have used to overcome it?

--

--

--

Marketing learnings, advice, gaming, productivity, and more, focused around helping you to grow. Father and Lover of video games, marketing and vinyl's.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

What Can You Write While Journaling?

47 Insanely Useful Websites You Probably Have Never Seen

In the Absence of Yes

A Letter to Myself from Myself

Getting good at writing content, but no one is reading it?

Is writing a book lonely?

How to Use a Writing Ritual to Spark Inspiration and Get Out of Creative Ruts

Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times: Author Lea Grimaldi On How To Live With Joie De Vivre…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Matt Kennedy

Matt Kennedy

Marketing learnings, advice, gaming, productivity, and more, focused around helping you to grow. Father and Lover of video games, marketing and vinyl's.

More from Medium

Do More — Talk Less

10 Productive Ways To Reach Your Writing Goals

How to Write Your First Novel: Do You Need an Outline Before You Start Writing?