Posts Tagged ‘writers block’

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up…

August 10, 2010 4 comments

Who put that wall there anyways? Yup, you guessed it… the dreaded writers block… And mine seems almost insurmountable! So how does one get rid of it?

Or over it? Or around it? Or under it? Exactly the answer!

The question is not how to get rid of writers block… but to find ways to maneuver yourself around writers block. Also important: don’t let writers block be the killer to your writing dreams and potentials as I have done for many years of my life! It’s time for a change, damnit! It’s time for my voice to come back!

So what I’m going to devise in the comming days is a series of random thoughts and pictures. I am going to write down any little thought I have throughout the day and save any picture I find interesting. At the end of the day, I will go through my notes and pick 14 or so of the most interesting topics.

The challenge… force myself to write twice a day for 7 days… anything that comes to mind… just write. 10 to 15 minutes per topic. It could be short story, diary, poetry, profanity, prophetic, or any other sort of topic. The key is to actually write… to write what is creatively hiding inside of me, to write in the style’s that most thrill me. This is my first challenge to myself in order to become the writer I want to be, not the one who occasionally picks up a pencil, scribbles a few sentences or pages, then forgets about himself for 2 years.

It is about getting rid of this:

And achieving this:












So put your dreams to paper everyone! Don’t hide them in a corner to collect dust…

Question: What was your longest stretch of writing inactivity and what motivated you to start writing once again?

OK everyone… have a great night!