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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Got Writers Block?

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones...
Proverbs 17:22

Got Writer’s Block?

Every writer I know has experienced a time when the words seemed to flow as a mighty rushing river; ideas jumping off the page as though they were fly fish landing in your net. Similarly, if we are honest all writers, no matter how skilled, have experienced some kind of obstruction to their normal flow of expressions, phrases and verses. This term is commonly known as Writer’s Block-sounds hideous doesn’t it? Who would ever want to be blocked in or out of anything? As humans we don’t want hindrances, only support. We won’t tolerate anything if it won’t aid us in our ultimate goal. Well, what if the deterrents, difficulties and disturbances could be used to assist your writing instead of sabotaging it? I can hear the cries is dissent but really, it’s all in how you look at things.

So, what do you do when you’re stuck? How can your daughter interrupting you with the most urgent news that she learned how to butter toast or your wife’s pressing need to tell you how necessary it is that the gutters be cleaned or your own need to trail off onto social network sites ever going to help you get back to writing? This Gal’s certainly one slice short of a loaf is probably what you’re thinking. That is unless you consider that each of those situations has a story behind it. More importantly, writing about things that you’re passionate about, whether positive or negative can-if used properly, help get those literary juices flowing.

Hate interruptions?

Write about it.

Love salty snacks?

Write about it.

Need a break from your relentless schedule so you can re-enter general population?

Write about it!

Then do yourself a favor and go out for a stroll while eating a nice bag of pretzels if that's your thing. You’re sure to be safe from interruptions even if only for a moment. When you're done, you'll be ready to get back to writing with a renewed mind, body and spirit. Remember, it's all about perception.



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