Writer’s block is a wonderful thing. Yes, you read that sentence right. The Old Soldier use to dread writer’s block. Now I embrace it.
Hello, all my brother and sister bloggers, poets, readers and writers from all over the world! Welcome to this magazine of writing, culture and sex.
Writer’s block is nothing to laugh at. For a writer, it’s like being laid off from his or her job, a job that he or she loves doing. There is always the fear that the lay off might be permanent.
But the Old Soldier is here to assure you that you have nothing to fear from writer’s block. Writer’s block just means your subconscious mind is re-charging itself.
The best thing for a writer to do when he or she gets writer’s block is to relax. Get away from writing for a while. Maybe change your routine. Take a little time out from writing to smell the roses of life. Embrace your writer’s block.
Because your next great writing idea is just around the corner.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
A new day of blogging has begun. Yesterday, the New Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette got 238 pageviews. I hope that number is an indication of things to come. Don’t forget that this magazine of writing, culture and sex is a paying market. This morning I sent back a submission without even reading it because one glance told me that the writer had not even read the submissions guidelines. So, make sure to read the submissions guidelines. A writer gets only one chance to make a good first impression.