In Need of An Ice Pick

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Daily Prompt: When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What do you think brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it?

When a person is writing something and eventually has been stuck in some point, making him or her stop putting more and more words in a piece he or she has started, this is commonly known as a Writer’s Block.

I’m stuck or I’m running out of words. Honestly yes, I’ve been there and said these for not only once or twice, but also for a hundred times, I suppose. This is one of the big circumstances wherein a writer will be given a chance to grow; hence he or she will need an ice pick to deliberately chop down or remove the ice that blocks the ideas in every neuron of his or her brain.

Unfortunately, after writing the previous paragraph, I am now experiencing this gruesome scenario. Well, I’m just kidding.

I remember back then when it was my fourth year in high school, also the same time when I became the sports editor and photojournalist of our school organ, I had always a hard time writing articles because of the following:

1. Stress

2. Stress

3. Stress

I believe that the ideas in our head are like water … and once they froze, they block the other arriving essential ideas. We all have an ice pick — different ways to destroy the ice — for example, getting inspiration from other writers or from your loved ones in order to continue writing. Or we may have the choice to let the ice melt, such as listening to our preferred music or simply, by sleeping and finding relief from stress.




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