Emily Dickinson was a great and prolific writer. She was also extremely introverted and a recluse. Today she would probably be diagnosed as agoraphobic.
This is my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson.
I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Then There’s a pair of us – don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell you name the live long day
To an admiring bog!
What does it feel like to have writer’s block?
The blank page is mocking me:
You call yourself a writer, yet there is not one word on my surface. You are a loser.
My mind feels as blank as the page. Maybe the creative section of my brain went on a vacation without telling me.
How do you break free from writer’s block?
The best way to break free from this misery is to start writing.
- Write whatever comes to your mind
- Write random words
- Make a list (favorite books, people you know, childhood memories, things you need to buy at the store)
- Describe something you can see. Write about how it looks, feels, or is used.
Writing is the best way to smash through a writer’s block.
I was thinking about pen names and came up with a list of fun pen names for writers. If you can think of any others, please share them in the comment section.
This list contains ideas for blog posts and advice on where to look for additional inspiration.
One of the things I love about blogging is it eliminated the gatekeepers. I can write and publish my own work. I have a chance to let my writing reach an audience. I have a chance to let my writing speak for itself.
Technology has opened up so many opportunities for writers and I am appetitive of that fact.
As a writher, Emma Wilkins spent years interviewing various people. She decided to interview her close friends and compile those interviews into a book.
The book is interesting and the people are relatable. Their stories of tragedy and triumph are inspirational.
The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the layout. She jumps from one person to another and it can be hard to keep all the stories and people straight.
All in all, I would say this is a book worth reading.