Writer’s Block: An Archaic Myth

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charles stone

says:

Confusing. First you contend writer’s block is a myth than you use many words to help overcome the myth. Writer’s block for some is real my friend. From Oct2015 through April 2016 I could not write a word worth talking about. Nothing. I stopped writing an focused on other parts of my life. In May I started to write again. June 1, I published my first book. A collection of short stories. I say again, writer’s block is real for many.

reigny dai

says:

I respect your position. My examples are why writers block is a myth. Not liking what you write and having nothing to write are not the same. The goal of this piece is to show you can always write something, whether you like it or not.

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Health can get it the way and commitment. But like you, i am not sure if it is an actual condition, it maybe is and we haven’t had the displeasure … I use my blog to procrastinate from my novel and social media to connect with others who motivate me. I enjoy the camerarderie here and the weekly challenges keep me sparking. Good post my friend.

reigny dai

says:

I agree, and sometimes, we get in our own way. Even (some) actual conditions have remedies or ways to lessen their impact. A blog is a great way to spend time away from your main project. Multiple sources of motivation are a valued asset. I enjoy it here, too, and the challenges are fun and helpful. Thank you, my friend.

Raymond Tobaygo

says:

Good morning, Reigny

You’ve certainly covered many aspects of how to circumvent writer’s block, but at times it seems easier said than done. Writing can be cathartic, but there are times , due to severe depression and or pain, it’s the last thing on one’s mind. Enjoyed.

Take care and stay safe,

Ray

reigny dai

says:

Good morning, Raymond

It’s true, writing will be the last thing on your mind, at times. This piece though, isn’t about not wanting to write; it’s about having things to write. Every situation comes with a lesson and a blessing. So, when the depression or pain passes or eases, the writer is left with writing material. I’m glad you did, and I enjoyed your reply.

I shall. You do the same.

Reigny

Craig Lincoln

says:

I like your take on this subject to me writers block is just a hit and miss affair. However I can always get back into writing I do use the weekly challenges here to get me off my butt so to speak.

reigny dai

says:

Hello and thanks.
Hit or miss covers writing and life. Challenges, not just the weekly ones here, are designed to keep you on your toes and off your butt.

Gregory Shipman

says:

A great slant on a great topic… most informative and sound advice… to me writing is like conversing. Conversation comes when two (or more) people get together… writing comes when the writer and his/her imagination engage. That’s true for both fiction and non-fiction. I’ve never experienced writer’s block but I have experience some really bad ‘writing’ coming off my pen… of course it’s only bad if someone else reads it and that ain’t hap’nin iffen I can help it.

I enjoyed your essay and look forward to more and more

greg

reigny dai

says:

Thank you for the kind words.
Writing is a conversation between writer and imagination; I never thought of it like that. Let’s hope you continue to evade writer’s block. “Bad” writing beats no writing, (smile). I’ve written stuff , read it, and said, this sucks. lol

Thanks. I enjoyed your response and appreciate it.

reigny

Karen Holt

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I enjoyed the motivational feel of this. Writer’s block is a label. Your writing can be derailed by many things and it can be a battle to get back on track. Some will find that battle easier to win than others, but it’s certainly worth the effort.

I’m using NaNo as a firm kick up the backside, and this was another push in the right direction.

reigny dai

says:

Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it and felt it had a motivational feel to it. Something will always seek to hinder us, fortunately, many options exist to deal with situations that get in our way. I agree, the effort is worth it, because no matter how it’s measured, progress is progress.

Using NaNo as a springboard is an excellent idea. I’m pleased this piece is another push in the right direction for you.

Good luck in all your writing endeavors.

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