Writers UN-Block

Writer’s Block.  At some stage every writer has experienced (cue the music that leads into a scary scene in a movie)…


We are not alone.  The greats like Ernest Hemingway feared “a blank sheet of paper” and even Stephen King, the writer of novels so scary I would have to spend the night with the light on when I had finished reading, said that,

“the scariest moment is always just before you start.  After that, things can only get better.”

Different writers have different ways of dealing with it.  But, by far the majority (myself included) declare that the only way to get past ‘the block’ is to write.  It doesn’t matter if it isn’t great.  Just write!  As you write, the ideas will start to flow and interestingly, often the writing gets better.  Anyway, shitty first drafts are allowed – that’s why we have the revision and editing process.

One reason I don’t suffer Writer’s Block is that I don’t wait on the muse, I summon it at need.

-Piers Anthony

I can hear you screaming, BUT, what am I going to write?!  I have writers block!  That’s the whole point!! I don’t know what to write!!

Sometimes the worst thing in the world is being able to write about whatever you want.  So every Monday I post a prompt, a starter, a ‘muse’ to get you started.  The links are below – or choose Monday Muse from the categories on the sidebar.  Follow the instructions and start writing.  Of course, once you have started writing feel free to go anyway you want – as long as you’re writing.

Some of the my other blog posts have ideas that will get you started too.  Search them using the Search feature on the sidebar or click to follow me and receive my posts by email.

Happy Writing


A crocodile and a duck?

The Royal Muse.

Haunted Houses and Escaping Goldfish

Space and Supermoons

Reading the Pictures

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Winter Wonderland

Short and Sweet





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