Dear friend,

I wanted to write you this letter on how to overcome writer’s block. Why is it that so many of us have writer’s block, but none of us have talker’s block?

I think nobody has talker’s block because talking is natural. But writing is very unnatural. So the way you could overcome your writer’s block is to just start talking.

I discovered this technique where I use my smartphone and use Google’s speech to text technology to write down my thoughts on to the digital page. I use SwiftKey on Android and I touch the little microphone button and then I just start talking. Even these words are “typed” with the software.

You can use the free talk to text transcription feature in Google Docs (if you use Chrome).

But isn’t this cheating? No. I see writing as just another way to share ideas. Not writing for writing sake.

Try it out and see if it works for you.