Writer’s Block

I always thought of writer’s block as some sort of giant cube that old, wizened authors sat upon when they wanted a day off. I just figured it was a place for them to stop and relax, but now I know that is not the case. Writer’s block is far more serious than that. It is a near chronic disease that affects everyone of a certain profession.

I almost always find that every time I am cursed with the dreaded writer’s block it happens right as something important is about to be due. Every time I forget about the project at hand until its due date is pressed upon me. Every time I pull some bit of writing from the recesses of my brain and put it onto paper and turn it in.

And so, that brings us to the present.

I am sitting in my dorm room with my roommate, who is very studiously being productive. We have all of our string lights and lamps on in order to avoid turning on the harsh overhead lights. I’m hovering over my key board, trying to formulate some semblance of a blog post that is readable and enjoyable to the public. I’m snacking on my $0.99 raspberries that have half frozen from being too close to the freezer part of our mini-fridge trying to figure out what to write about. Finally I realize that I have my topic right in front of me.

At this point, I’ve decided to write about writer’s block, as you have probably deduced from the title. I don’t know what causes writer’s block or how to make it go away.If that’s what you’re looking for, you might just want to google it, or look on Pinterest for those lists of topics that are supposed to inspire you. I suppose that I could have also done that, but this seemed like more fun.

And so, in writing about the very thing that plagued me tonight, I have found a subject matter. I guess that goes to show that sometimes all you have to do is sit down and go for it.

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3 thoughts on “Writer’s Block

  1. I like how you brought that topic out of a short dry spell like a Wizard. You kept me engaged through the whole short piece, and I was even glad it was about writing block, for it is always nice to know one is not alone in their suffering. Writer’s block is even haunting me through this comment that’s nearly incoherent. But good blog post regardless, Keeeeeeeep it up:)

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  2. I hate writer’s block. It’s like a little demon in my head that unplugs the cord hooked up to the “creativity” outlet and laughs mercilessly at my petitions for him to plug it back in please. It’s the worst. I feel you. Just keep writing, because if you do, the little demon will get bored after a while and decide to plug you back in for the hell of it.

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  3. I think we all feel you on this. I have searched “writing prompts” on google every single week that we’ve had blogposts due but yet, I never even use the prompts I find. I always just journal until I find something to write about but it takes so long and I always write a few hundred words and then delete it and then repeat that process many times over. Way to kill writers block by writing about writers blog. Very creative.

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