Writer’s Block … Again!

I’m thinking I must have bought several of these without knowing because it doesn’t matter where I am now, I can’t seem to write a word! Of course, I’ve had writer’s block before. Several times, in fact. But this is one of the worst droughts I have suffered in quite some time. I’ve done all the usual things that have helped break the block in the past all to no avail. If someone has some spare inspiration they can send my way, it would be very much appreciated! I’d be glad to return the favor in the future. 🙂

Category: By the Poetic Fool, Life | 2 comments

  • Writer’s Block can be a curse. I take lots of breaks from writing poetry and from writing in general. I avoid writer’s block that way.

    Sometimes by stopping in the middle of something very intense and just taking five minute s can be a revelation, I have found. A distraction can be very welcome.

    Also by studying how our attention can be affected by other things can reveal if we suffer from having an attention deficit disorder of some kind. It is a very common attribute for many careers, and artists and writers can have it.

    My other know tip for overcoming writer’s block is to simply write through writer’s block. Just plough ahead and keep on writing. Blog or write about something else, on another topic. It may seem silly, but it works for me.

    Thumb through a magazine to interrupt and reset your visual attention and way of focusing on things. It helps me a lot.

    Best of luck with your writing.

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    poeticfool Reply:

    Hi Cathy,

    Thanks for all the suggestions about writer’s block some of which I already do. I think I’ve discovered over time that what I thought was writer’s block was really just my “modus operandi” for writing. I too go for periods without writing and now realize it is normal for me. Work, family, other interests often keep me from writing. I’ve also noticed that stress is a creativity killer for me. It is for most people, I think. Still, there are time when the time and desire to write is there yet the ink does not flow. I’ll keep in mind what you’ve said for the next time it happens.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment. It’s much appreciated and I hope you visit again. Take care, my friend.

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