The Answer To Writer’s Block
I believe there doesn’t have to be any such thing as writer’s block. It’s all in our heads, but we’re sensitive folk and a depressed attitude is enough to stop the writing process. There are days when creativity is simply at a low ebb. The best thing to do then is start ‘sponging’, This is a process I use, whereby I do three things.
1. Go somewhere I’m unfamiliar with. This can be as simple as walking down a street I’ve not seen before.
2. Read a lot of random true accounts as quickly as possible, particularly tackling some outside my interest zone.
3. Watch a couple of films or TV shows I’ve never heard of or seen before.
4. Phone someone I haven’t spoken to for a while and ask them what they’ve been doing.
The answer to finding a new idea won’t come from a single source but a peculiar composite that occurs once these influences have been absorbed. Here’s Just Jack complaining about his block. (‘Lois Lane’ is rhyming slang.)