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How to beat technical writer's block

Carl Alexander
November 02, 2019

How to beat technical writer's block

These are the slides from a talk given at WordCamp US 2019.

Alright, so you’re a WordPress developer who wants to share his technical expertise with the world. Maybe you want to write on your own blog. Or maybe you want to try to write a guest post for one of the larger WordPress publications.

A common hurdle when you start writing (and even when you’ve been writing for a while) is the writer’s block. You’re stuck staring at a white page because you’re not too sure what to write about. It’s a frustrating experience for pretty much anyone.

So how can you find ideas for technical articles? This is what we’ll look at in this talk. We’ll go over some of the principles that I use for finding ideas for technical articles.

These principles aren’t only useful for finding ideas for technical articles. They’re also great for talk submissions. (Such as this one!) And my hope is that they remove some of the frustrations that you might have with writer’s block.

You can read the companion article at: https://carlalexander.ca/writers-block/

Carl Alexander

November 02, 2019

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