Spoiler alert: Today’s post is about nothing. Well not “nothing” exactly because even writing about nothing is writing about something.So let’s talk about writer’s block for a minute.Writer’s block is one of the great mysteries of the world because writing is thinking on paper and since we’re ALWAYS thinking, how could anyone possibly get hit with writer’s block when thoughts are everywhere.Lying in bed trying to sleep. THINKING.Driving. THINKING.Picking up dog poop. THINKING....more
When my kids leave the chip bag open, its contents start to taste old and nasty, and there’s no amount of shaking that will make that bag fresh again. However, when things start to feel stale in your bloggy realm, sometimes the answer is to mix things up a little and step outside of your comfort zone.
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Today as I was driving home I started analyzing my recent bout of writer’s block. It occurred to me it wasn’t actually so “recent”; I haven’t written anything (except a few blog posts) in about 6 months. Right now it feel less like a mental block and more like a deliberate set of malicious tactics being performed by my characters (read: imaginary friends). During that drive I imagined this scene… ...more
*This post is Day Eleven of the January Nablopomo 30-day blogging challenge hosted by BlogHer.Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?...more
What do you do when you are experiencing Writer's Block or a similar creativity block? Everyone seems to have their own unique approach to getting through a creativity block. Yesterday and today, I have been sharing some of the ways that I have dealt with my own creativity blocks over the years....more
I have an hour and thirty seven minutes to get today's post in on time for #NaBloPoMo and I have absolutely nothing to write about. This happens, at least once every year. Okay, I assume that it will, since this is only the second year that I have participated in #nablopomo....more
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