Today let’s talk about blocked creativity.
I wrote a poem once: “The desire to express, I was taught to repress, has caused me a block,
I wish to unlock. I pick up the pen, I start writing again, I feel the flow, and then I stop.”
That poem led me down a road of discovering the origin of my writer’s block. My creativity had been shut down by a bizarre comment made by my grandmother when I was 8 years old. She told me if I was a writer they would call me crazy and lock me up. I was too young to understand that what she said was false, and that statement became my truth. Publishing my first book was a tremendous thrill, since it signaled I had exposed the lie, and conquered that old writer’s block. What a freedom!
Have you ever struggled with blocked creativity?
“Writer’s Block I” by Drew Coffman @ flickr.com. Creative Commons. Some rights reserved.
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