What possible good news could there be about writer’s block? Plenty. The Old Soldier is here to say that you can use writer’s block to your advantage.
Some times when we do anything for too long we get stale. We lose our edge. In this case the “we” refers to writers; but the “we” could be husbands and wives, lovers, painters or football teams.
When a writer gets writer’s block, he or she may need to make some changes to get the creative juices to flow again.
If you concentrate on writing flash fiction erotica, maybe you should put the erotica aside and go back to the half-finished novel you started last year. Maybe you should sleep in on your day off instead of getting up early to sit at your workstation and stare at your computer screen. Or maybe you should fuck more often in the middle of the day instead of waiting for bed time.
The good news is that writer’s block is one way our subconscious tells us we need to break with routine. We need to change our roll. We need to shake things up in our creative life.
That’s the good news.
And there’s more good news. The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is here to help with your writer’s block.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.