Writer’s Block?

I don’t actually know what writer’s block is. The word ‘block’ implies to me that, once I come upon it, that I can just leap over it without a second thought. Easy. Those times where I cannot for the life of me think of what to write cannot be classified as writer’s block. It’s literally writer’s mountain range. Here’s what goes into my writer’s mountain range:

  • Assignment is given.
  • Stare at requirements for about an hour or two for good measure.
  • Procrastinate. (See yesterday’s post.)
  • Eat out of boredom.
  • Stare at requirements again, and allow eyes to glaze over.
  • Type the word ‘The’.
  • Delete ‘The’.
  • Type first sentence.
  • Have eureka! moment and write the #&$^@ assignment.

Anyone have a mountain looming above a paper or another assignment?

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One Response to “Writer’s Block?”

  1. Pete Denton Says:

    When I studied creative writing the prompts for the assignments made it easier to write. When I’ve tried to write a couple of novels and didn’t do any pre-planning I’ve suffered the *block* and couldn’t see my way forward in the story. I think the *block* was more life getting in the way and not letting me focus on my writing, characters and story. I’m more settled now and that makes it easier to get down to the writing. Happy writing :)


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