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QOTD: Home Remedies for Writer’s Block?

Usually, I’d start a piece like this by bringing up a personal story or a pop culture reference that would guide us toward the theme of today’s question. I’d ramble for a couple of paragraphs about the nature of language and try to toss in a couple of jokes. Laughs would be had, insights would be shared, good times would roll.

But I’m not gonna do that today. I’m not gonna do that beause I’m suffering from a little something I like to call, say it with me, Writer’s Block. That’s right. And it sucks.

We’re all writers here. We can speak frankly. Have you ever had that “not-so-creative” feeling?

See? That right there. That last sentence was an attempt at a douche joke. Seriously. It was a call-back to a mid-ninties series of douche commercials that everyone used to mock but no one younger than 27 remembers anymore.

It was terrible.

How do you deal with writer’s block?

I clearly need help here.

About Doran Simmons

I'm a writer and a camper and a keeper of fish. I was trained as a flight instructor and work day jobs and write nonsense for public consumption (hopefully).

5 comments on “QOTD: Home Remedies for Writer’s Block?

  1. Christopher Margolin
    May 10, 2013

    A good glass of Bulleit Rye, a quiet space, and a reminder that all I need to do is write enough to fill a one-inch picture frame at a time. I just have to go bird by bird, and sentence by sentence, and I can’t worry about grammar, or anything beyond putting words on the page.

    • Doran Simmons
      May 10, 2013

      I can’t think of many things a good glass of Bulleit won’t fix up.

  2. J. Gabriel Allan
    May 10, 2013

    I was going to try to help you out here, but I can’t think of anything to write…

  3. Colin
    May 12, 2013

    I always turn to other art for inspiration/education. After reading a poem or two, watching a movie or just flipping through a new book, my head feels free to write on whatever subject I like. -A comfortable place is a must too.

    • Christopher Margolin
      May 12, 2013

      Colin, thank you for your reply. I’m actually a lot better working in an uncomfortable place. It tends to get me out of my head. It’s awesome to see different approaches to creativity.

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