When You Can't Write - Read
It can happen to anyone. Even the best selling authors. But that doesn't make it right. I still cannot write. I feel as if words froze on my finger tips and the keyboard is not warm enough to melt it down to them. You know how it feels, right?
Then what do I do? Sleep it off? I would probably wake up feeling even more zombie-like than what I am feeling now.
Do I take a break? What if I lose all the steam and forget all my brilliant ideas for the book?
Do I force myself to write? Well, I would probably kill my hero in this mood.
So, after a looong time spent at thinking of a solution (with a pack of crispy wafers and coke), I decided to go back to the reason which inspired me to write - books.
For most of us, reading inspires writing. It is the same for me. A fine book pushes me to write better. A good book inspires me to pen my own stories. Reading teaches me to write.
So, friends, if an offensive blank page stares back at you, go back to reading. There is no better way to shoo away the writer block.