Writer’s Block or Cowardice?

I’ve not managed to do any writing for a while but I’m not sure why.  I’m thinking it could be one of two things; either my fear of writing something turgid and banal or becoming too involved in the process that time dissolves and I have to break off at some point and come back down to the real world!

It’s the same with a few other things I ‘do’ like music: I love to compose my songs and time flies when I practice (and no I’m avoiding picking up my guitar too I’m afraid.

Once more the days grow shorter, the sun looses it’s strength and the season of ‘good will’ creeps towards us like a grinning fool full of mirth and promise.  I’ve not had the best of years and some of the negative things have left me feeling less than inspired so I can blame that for some of my ‘block’ but I will have to take the plunge at some point.  What do you think?

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  1. katyasozaeva

    The one bit of advice I’ve heard consistently from everyone is that writers write – you need to be writing something every day to maintain your craft. Even if it is turgid and banal 🙂 To help, I suggest an activity one of my creative writing teachers had us do. Spend at least 20 minutes (set a timer) writing – do not let your pen leave the paper or stop moving. If you can’t think of anything else, write “relax relax relax relax” over and over until something else pops into your head. Completely stream-of-consciousness like, you see? I’ve come up with some pretty cool shit that way. 🙂

    Best of luck!

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