Writer’s Block

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Fresh page, new start

Story told from the heart

Words fail, don’t fit

Throw away what’s writ.

Fresh page, start again

White space, idle pen

Verbs, nouns don’t knit

Throwaway what’s writ.

Fresh page, another try

Plot, theme, wave goodbye

Bright idea not lit

Throw away what’s writ

Best seller, sure-fire hit?

Can’t read what’s not writ.
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  1. Maria Duffy
    Feb 13, 2011

    Love it, Nettie. You’ve summed it up well – but you certainly didn’t have writer’s block for that one! Maria x

    • nettiewriter
      Feb 13, 2011

      Ach, you know I did and I wrote it because I couldn’t take what I was working on any further and got frustrated with myself. But thatnk you for you lovely comment xxx

  2. moses485
    Feb 13, 2011

    This is excellent! The last line, “Can’t read what’s not writ.” perfectly encaptures the challenge a writer faces — this line will definitely stick with me.

    — Moses485

  3. Jennifer
    Feb 13, 2011

    it was one of those days for me. absolutely depressing. is it the revision process?? not alone, anyway, tnx for light-heartedness. jf

  4. Becca
    Feb 14, 2011

    Love it Nettie! So so true and as Moses485 said, the last line sums it up brilliantly.

    • nettiewriter
      Feb 14, 2011

      Ah, thank you all. I thought it might hit a nerve for us writers!

  5. alberta ross
    Feb 14, 2011

    great – really like this

  6. Ange Barton
    Feb 14, 2011

    Ha ha! Love it. It sadly rings a bell!

  7. Squeaky
    Feb 14, 2011

    you got a loud ay-MEN for that, sisah!

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