Between Us Only! – Outlook!
The Writer’s Block!
- I needed to write to feel, but without feeling, I could not write! – Phyllis Koestenbaum
- The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe in – Gustave Flaubert.
- My Ideas usually come not at my desk – but in the midst of living! – Anais Nin
- When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey! – Arabic Saying
- Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay. Love isn’t love, till you give it away – Oscar Hammerstein wrote,
- Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money – Jules Renard
- Students “learn to write by writing”, and often they are paralyzed by rules and or in feelings of being insecure – Lawrence Oliver
Honestly and frankly speaking – and Between Us Only! – I have found lately that I am experiencing – once again – after many years – what they call as The Writer’s Block!
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According to Wikipedia – Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition varies widely in intensity.
It can be trivial, like a temporary difficulty in dealing with the task at hand in writing. At the other extreme, some such writers have been unable to work for years on end, and some have even abandoned totally their writing careers.
There is usually something that triggers off this condition. Like having a fear of taking a risk in writing (continued writing) – uncertainties in the pre-writing stage – judging versus generating ideas – unable to incubate ideas – and or lack of motivation
It could also be due to something recent that is drastic or painful that had happened in the personal life of the Writer – or even – as in many cases – external factors beyond the scope of the Writer. Like a sudden emanated fear of writing – and its possible consequences – and if one still wanted to continue writing!
The Writer’s Block is a common affliction that most writers will experience at one time or another in their lives.It is defined as an inability to begin or continue writing for reasons other than lack of basic skill or commitment. Because writers have various ways of writing – a variety of things can cause a writer to experience anxiety, and sometimes this anxiety leads to writer’s block.
I do not know if you do go through these similar feelings and emotions? Because sometimes in life – you just need to apply the brakes on that car you are driving – and park away from the road – in a safe distance – and away from the road.
Metaphorically speaking here – you look at how much petrol you still have in the car – engine oil and all the works – and ask yourself the BIG Question – Where am I driving this car to? And whether you actually know where you are going – and for what reason and purpose? Looking at the Big Picture – or as they say – Thinking out of the box!
You ask yourself the fundamental question – where is this road taking me now? And where am I coming from? Is this trip I am taking now really necessary – or if it was better and safer for me if I just had stayed at home And to lose my freedom to move – and be mobile once again? And with all the pretensions, facades and acting going on – double deceptions, betrayals and let downs – to even good nice people that had sacrificed all they had for a bigger cause?
Am I being punished because I am nice and good – and feels and cares? And those that do not care, feel or bother the least – being rewarded and complimented – because simply they are not rocking the boat – and are towing the line. And doing what they are told – without even raising an eye lid – because it is simply not their concern – nor are they bothered.
And when they have to account later for everyone – they just respond defensively – and abruptly, shortly and sharply – I did what I was told to do. It is not my problem now!
How short memories we have and conveniently forget that the rubbish we have been pushing under the carpet for so long – hoping no one will see or notice? Till it piles up that high – and has even started to give a stench – and a horrible smell too – and cannot be covered up anymore!
No wonder I am now facing this – The Writer’s Block now! It also comes from watching too much Television news – and also from reading too many newspapers – and that from the Internet too! It only leads to the confusion of what to write now – seeing many of the subjects and topics – that I have already covered in the last nine years of writing!
May Allah God Protect and Preserve us all – Amin Amen Take Care!
Majid Al Suleimany