Sunday, July 14, 2013

It feels like my brain is corroding slowly but surely, especially in the areas where I'm artistically inclined. It's kind of devastating, and so I've been really struggling to figure out what to write, both personally, but also for this blog. I've started so many blog posts and then just had to walk away because I've been so overwhelmed. I'm trying to remedy that now, by discussing some of the hardships that comes with being a writer, and how sometimes 'writer's block' is very real, and to people who depend on artistic expression, very devastating.

I've had a few classmates and associates in the past claim that 'writer's block' is a fallacy, and that there is no such thing as not being able to write anything. Perhaps in that regard they are correct, you can always write something, but what happens when you don't feel what you write, or when you reread it, it is a horror to behold? I've started to read again, slowly but surely, and tried drawing as well to counteract my inability to write, with little success. I've found that my artwork is suffering as well.

So I am at the end of my rope and would like to know how all of you deal with writer's block. How do you combat it, are there any techniques, philosophies, lessons you can share with me? I'd really appreciate it, and as this is a community for writing I thought I'd present this, because certainly I am not the only one who suffers from this. So this can be used as a source to help encourage other writers on how to combat a full imagination shut down.

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy do I know the feeling. I've been struggling for quite awhile. First, you have to have a little patience with yourself. Secondly, I've heard that you have to write through it and some times that helps. Other times, that just pisses me off more. But, if you can rant write about how pissed, upset, and depressed you are about not being able to write, they you have written something. And if you have to write like that every day for awhile, do it. Seriously. Keeping a journal on your computer, a personal blog, or a notebook that you can slide between your mattresses where you just let stuff out, will help relieve some of the tension and also keep your writing muscles going.