Month: April 2013

Is It Writer’s Block? Could It Be A Writing Detox?

No writer is immune to those awfully silent days -those times when the words simply won’t flow.  The dreaded writer’s block .  We know it, we feel it, we succumb to it. So many,  so much have been written about it.  And here I am wrestling with this issue inspite of the numerous books, articles and blogs that have been written to address this form of writer’s flu.

Love for the Written Word

It has been often said that a writer who does not have a love for the written word cannot succeed.  I honestly don’t know how true this is, but I know I love words – I enjoy reading them and it is pure pleasure to use words to create.  Where this love came from, I don’t know.  It certainly wasn’t learned from the grownups around me when I was young, because I am the only reader in the family. In grade school, I remember reading book after book after book, without any prodding from my teachers, except in first grade when  I was fortunate enough to have a teacher who encouraged me to read on.