I’m late to the party again, but this month’s TMAT120 prompt from the lovely and talented Joelle at Two On A Rant is, “Tell me about your cure for writers’ block.” To review, the challenge is to respond in 120 words, which I, in my rule-bound way, have taken to mean 120 words exactly, no more, no less.
Being intimately familiar with writers’ block, how could I refuse this gauntlet, once thrown my way? So while it’s still July, I offer my response (which Word Press counts as precisely 120 words, and if you count differently, please don’t tell me; I have enough problems with numbers as it is):
Simple Cure for Writers Block
- If you think you have writers’ block, you are correct.
- If you think writers’ block does not exist, you are also correct.
- Writers’ block is a fiction.
- You write fiction.
- Ergo, at some point, you will experience writers’ block.
- It could look like this:
- Or perhaps this:
- Or something like this:
- Your block is unique to you, but all blocks are cured with four ingredients:
- A chair.
- Something to write with.
- Your butt.
- Apply (4) to (1) and combine with (3).
- Add (2).
- Add more (2) as required.
- Continue until block is cleared and words flow again.
- Maintain daily application to prevent return of condition.
- I said it was simple. I didn’t say it was easy.