Writer’s block is the gift that keeps on giving. It means your next great creative idea is just around the corner. It means your subconscious is taking a rest. It means the mystery that is writing is working its magic.
The Old Soldier knows how frustrating writer’s block can be. Maybe you should change your routine. Or maybe you should stop thinking about writing completely. Just live your life. Keep your eyes and ears open. Or be lazy. Get a good night’s rest.
The Old Soldier has been writing for over 40 years. I get writer’s block all the time; but it wasn’t until I realized what a gift writer’s block was that I stopped worrying and started to enjoy what was really a part of the creative process.
If you accept the idea that writer’s block is really a gift to a writer, it will make writing that much more enjoyable for you. Writer’s block is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Hello, my brother and sister writers. If you need some inspiration, the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is sure to give you some ideas to write about. Just look at the front page. Scan the sidebar. See what I mean?
There are over 400 posts on this site and new content is being constantly added all the time. You’ll find entertaining flash fiction, articles on how to write flash fiction, tips on submissions, posts about karaoke as performance art, suggestions on how to survive as a writer and lots of other good stuff to help you with your struggles with creative writing.
It’s all here.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
PS And don’t forget that this magazine is a paying market. It’s not easy to break in, but once you do you have a steady writing gig year round. You can’t beat that with a stick!