Ahhh I took too much time off and now and I can’t think of what to blog about. I broke my cardinal rule: Thou must keep producing. As long as I consistently write 2-3 posts a week, I have an unlimited wealth of ideas. My inner critic is silenced and I am free to write about whatever pops into my head.
But as soon as I take a break — let’s say for an amazing wedding in Maryland –when I return to my computer my brain is dead. No topic is good enough for my comeback post (ok it’s only been a nine days. LL Cool J definitely wouldn’t call it a comeback). It would be so much easier to go get ice cream rather than figure out what to write about.
And so, here’s my back up cardinal rule: If thou can’t think of something to write, write about that. It’s pretty helpful; even as I write this I’m thinking about what I can post next. And if you don’t believe me, listen to modernist poet Charles Bukowski: “writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.”
What tips do you have for writer’s block?
***And if you need a laugh, say the title of this post three times fast.***
- Writer’s Block Insults My Intelligence (bumblepuppies.wordpress.com)
- How I deal with Writers Block (abwilkinscht.wordpress.com)
- so you want to be a writer? poem by Charles Bukowski (silverbirchpress.wordpress.com)