The fear of the blank page: Just do not say they have you too. What should a blank sheet do to you? Writer’s block … frippery! Anyone who says he has a writer’s block uses the wrong strategy.
For example, he wants to start writing the introduction immediately. Why did you laboriously create an outline? First write the part for which you have a picture in front of you. And collect your ideas for the other parts, write down bullet points under each bullet point, as you think. In general – just as you have collected the outline points, you can also collect bullet points. Do you remember? Writing a scientific text means performing 90% of other activities than writing.
Take Schiller as your role model. He wrote in 1788 in a letter to Gottfried Körner:
Free association, that makes the mind loose. This was also the view of a contemporary of Schiller, Heinrich von Kleist, who wrote in his famous essay On the Gradual Making of Thoughts While Speech:
So it is also true for the letter. Write it down, let the ideas pêle mêle flow! Do not worry about spelling or style – and if you do not remember anything, write about the weather. You can and still have to shorten and edit it afterwards.
Anyway, writing will be easier if you often write. Start the day with a writing exercise. Write a letter, an e-mail, a longer comment in the forum or blog of your confidence. Activate the part in your brain that is needed for writing, for the letters, for speech.
Oh yes. As long as there is nothing in your head, there is not much to write. If so, read the chapters on research and reading again.
Do you know what a paragraph is? You can recognize a paragraph in the text as a collection of several sentences, which are visually separated from each other. On the Internet – and more and more frequently also in printed matter – after a paragraph is a small white space (bullet called) ranging in size from half a line to a whole line. Traditionally, however, a new paragraph is identified by a left indent of the first line.
A paragraph usually contains an entire train of thought. Stick to it. By trying to create the most balanced paragraph image on paper, you should also strive for balanced thought processes. Five short paragraphs, each with two sentences one after the other, do not exactly bear witness to the depth of thought. The restlessness of your thoughts is transferred to the paper.
Remember: Write = service to the reader. Make it as comfortable as possible for the reader in your writing. A calm and balanced sentence picture will greatly simplify reading.