How To Not Get Burned Out When You Are a Writer

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Originally published on June 6th, 2017.

Writing for a living is something I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a Junior in college. Now that I’m actually doing it however, I’ve realized what challenges it brings. For instance, even though I have to do it for a living, writer’s block is still pretty easy to come by. I’m not sure if it’s from a lack of creativity as much as it’s from just getting burned out. My brain gets tired, man! Recently though, I’ve made myself a system to help me keep writing great stuff without exhausting my brain power. This might not work for everyone, but for now it’s what keeps me going.

1. Choose a Topic Out of Your Comfort Zone

I had gotten into the terrible habit of writing about the same thing over and over again. This doesn’t please me as a creative or a writer. I took a topic that I love very much, music and touring, and created it as a fallback for when I needed to write something and thus the articles themselves became sub-par, far below the quality I’m capable of.

Now I’ve started choosing topics that I’m not particularly familiar with, but am interested in. History and politics are two I’m exploring right now, but who knows what I could do in the future! Maybe I’ll write about medicine or television. Even movie reviews! It doesn’t matter, as long as I’m challenging myself and putting myself in writing situations (for websites and blogs that like freelancers) that challenge me.

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