Writer's Blocks

September 28, 2011
By SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends


Writer’s blocks,
Huge stone slabs of doubt,
Tricking you like a fox,
Giving hesitation the time to sprout.

Don’t flinch,
From that slab,
It want’s to see you wince,
See you sucked dry and drab.

No,
Take the mallet,
Of perseverance,
And swing,
Chip away at the obstacle,
And feel inspiration spark and zing.
Squash doubt’s growing weed,


The author's comments:
I thought it would be interesting to do a piece on writer's block, but instead change the idea into something solid.

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on Apr. 24 2014 at 11:16 am
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

Descibes ur title perfectly! Amazing!

on Mar. 24 2013 at 9:59 am
Rolledthestone SILVER, Nowhere, Other
8 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye." (Matthew 7:5) and "All the poeple who supported slavery were free, all the people who support abortion live..."

writers block is like staring at a blank slab. It takes a lot of strength to swing something at it and break through. Obviously you did and you swang well. That blank slab had no chance ;)

on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:32 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

It is indeed xD

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 20 2013 at 5:22 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Ah, writers' block—every writer's worst yet inevitable emeny. I find myself relating to his poem.

on Jan. 11 2012 at 12:19 am
Wildflower30 SILVER, Kolkata, Other
8 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
Create your own sayings, for only then do they make sense most. ---- Me

Haha. Amazing. I loved the way you described writers' block as a Block. :D

on Dec. 20 2011 at 1:48 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you :)

Neytiri GOLD said...
on Dec. 20 2011 at 1:44 pm
Neytiri GOLD, Hilo, Hawaii
14 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever.

WOAH!! You certainly didn't have writer's block writing this one! It's brilliant! Well done hun!! OMG it's AWESOME!!

on Oct. 22 2011 at 8:15 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thanks :)        

Phoenixx GOLD said...
on Oct. 22 2011 at 8:14 pm
Phoenixx GOLD, Toronto, Other
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I saw your post in the writers worksop and decided to read. My favorite was your last stanza :D

on Oct. 7 2011 at 11:28 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Five stars , all I have to say :)

on Oct. 4 2011 at 3:05 pm
nikkigonefishin GOLD, Los Angeles, California
17 articles 1 photo 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" A smile is worth a thousand words"
" The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus

Awesome! Finally my feelings about writer's block have been written. Thank you for curing my writers block about writers block!

on Oct. 3 2011 at 12:44 am
divingforreality GOLD, Fontana, California
10 articles 7 photos 18 comments
I agree too. Your imagery is amazing and brings back the beginning of writing and what it's like every day for me as of late.

on Oct. 2 2011 at 12:23 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

I really love the imagery in this. You described writer's block perfectly! I don't know if you meant 'wants' to have an apostrophe in the second stanza though... But other than that, great job! :)

on Oct. 1 2011 at 11:32 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thanks!       

on Oct. 1 2011 at 11:30 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
24 articles 4 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

This is really good. It's very inspiring and helpful. I like the line 'take the mallet of perserverance' The only critique i have is to put a colon in the first line after writers block.

on Oct. 1 2011 at 11:20 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you!

on Oct. 1 2011 at 11:20 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 375 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends

Thank you!

LaceeJade GOLD said...
on Oct. 1 2011 at 11:18 pm
LaceeJade GOLD, Bucyrus, Ohio
17 articles 4 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
♥ I've made mistakes in my life. i've let people take advantage of me, and i accepted way less than i deserve. But, i've learned from my bad choices, and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. i'll know better next time and i wont settle for anything less than i deserve. ♥

I think everyone on here can relate to writers block i know i can. I love what you did with the idea! Very different and incredible. Great work!

on Oct. 1 2011 at 6:35 pm
Hazel-daisy GOLD, --, Other
19 articles 0 photos 324 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else - Erna Bombeck

In three words i can sum up everything I've learned in life: it goes on -Robert Frost

Live, Love, Laugh - ______

Hope, Love, breathe <3 - Me

i like the language you've used. I get the feeling that its one of though poems you have to read a couple of times to get the full effect. But its relatable! Good job :)




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