Cursed Writer's Block-A Poem

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The Writer's Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination
The Writer's Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination

Here’s the first book on writer’s block that’s packaged in the shape of a block—3" x 3" x 3"—with 672 pages and more than 200 photographs throughout. Next time you’re stuck, just flip open THE WRITER'S BLOCK to any page and you’ll find an idea or exercise that will jump-start your imagination. Many of these assignments come straight from the creative writing classes of celebrated novelists like Ethan Canin, Richard Price, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut.

Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer's Block
Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer's Block

In Unstuck, poet, author and writing coach Jane Anne Staw uncovers the reasons we get blocked - from practical to emotional, and many in between - and offers powerful ways to get writing again. Based on her experiences working with writers as well as her own struggle with writer's block, Staw provides comfort and encouragement, along with effective strategies for working through this common yet vexing problem.

Learning Resources Writer's Block
Learning Resources Writer's Block

Writer's Block Reach in and grab a card to spark creativity early in the writing or oral storytelling process. Includes over 150 engaging ideas! Features 86 double-sided prompt cards color-coded by subject (Language, math, science, social studies) with real-life photographs on front and writing prompts on reverse.



I have been starring at this computer screen for hours.

I have even tried taking a nice warm shower.

I have never had such trouble finding words.

I believe that this is all rather absurd.


Usually the words flow rather freely.

I will start to write and they just come to me.

However that is not the case today.

They have all seemed to just go away. 


Oh what could the problem be?

I have to find out, this just isn’t me.

I always have the words to write

Stories of love, family, and delight.


Maybe I should just take a short rest

Then the words can come in a dream instead.

However I toss and turn and cannot sleep.

This writer’s block has got me in deep.


Oh this curse can’t last forever.

‘Cause words and I are meant to be together.

Maybe they just needed a little break from me.

I hope they return because they are like family.


Without them I am lonely and have nothing to do

I hope this writer’s block never ails you.

I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

Ok, maybe the kid down the ally.


Well I guess I have nothing more to say.

This writer’s block is going to make for a crappy day.

Hopefully tomorrow will hold better things in store.

And I can return to writing once more.



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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Unfortunately, I can say amen to all those sentiments. It's really frustrating when the words decide to play games of hide & seek, especially when the clock is ticking on a deadline.

Thanks for the smiles.

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ChristinaScibona 6 years ago from The Heart of the Finger Lakes Author

Thanks was fun to write because I couldn't think of anything else to write today!

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