My secret tricks to combat writer’s block

An anonymous escape from life

Having been writing since I was a tiny tot I’ve encountered many bouts of the thing serious writers dread the most: writer’s block. I can say to this day that I have about five “books” made of stapled paper with my scraggly 6-10 year old writing, and I never finished a single one. I have a 40,000 word novel-in-progress that I typed up in 2014 but scrapped because it was half-plagiarised (yes, I’m admitting I stole some ideas 😆) and sounded terrible. I also have over 10 word documents on my desktop with stories I started but never finished.

So I’m going to share with you the secret tricks that I use to combat writer’s block

  • Read. Always always continue reading regardless of your ‘blockage’. It doesn’t even have to be in the genre you write in. For me, my daily reading comes in three parts: a novel of…

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I see you,
Always one step behind.

What do you want from me?
Will you not leave me in peace for but a moment?

Your cries echo,
Of days past.

Your breathe,
Cold against me neck.
Always there,
Reminding me of your disgusting presence.

I hear you laugh,
As you watch me try to run from you.

Everyday I run.
Everyday I fail.

You rejoice in my fear.
It makes you stronger.

I know I cannot allow you to stay.
I know this.
So today,
Instead of running,
I faced you.

I saw that you were nothing to be feared.
Just bad memories,
Shrouded in a cloak of my own guilt.

You are nothing,
But my own miserable creation.

I realized today that.
Sadness, anger, hatred and insecurity,
Coming together to torment me.

I am killing me.
I am allowing myself,
To kill myself.

I realized this today.
But, I realize also that,
I no longer need you skulking around me.

So, today I release you.
I no longer need to live with you as my shadow.

I release you.
I release you.
I release you.


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