I couldn’t decide what to write about this week. An idea usually pops into my mind but this
week it didn’t. I pondered over the events of the week but nothing shouted out to me, saying
‘write about me!'
I considered using poetic licence to spice up something I'd done but soon decided against it. I
was stuck and perhaps my inner critic was working overtime in the quest to write something
‘original’. In the end, the idea came to me on the tube – why not just write about writer’s
block? It’s something that most of us suffer from at some point and it kind of interested me. I
started scribbling some ideas down on a piece of scrap paper and suddenly I was on a roll.
After doing a bit of research online, I discovered that there's lots of advice to get the creative
juices flowing. These include: doing something active, changing your environment, brewing a
coffee and reading inspiring quotes. I think in the end the answer is just to start writing, even
writing about not knowing what to write!
to pop into (someone's mind) (phrasal verb)
To suddenly think of something.
to ponder over (phrasal verb)
To think about something carefully or for some time.
poetic licence (phrase)
The freedom to change facts when you are writing.
to spice up (phrasal verb)
To make something more exciting.
- to be stuck (adj)
To be in a situation where you cannot do anything.
- An inner critic (phrase)
A voice inside someone's mind that judges them and says that something is not good enough.
- overtime (noun)
To work longer than normal.
- quest (noun)
A search for something.
- to scribble down (phrasal verb)
To write something quickly on paper.
- scrap paper (noun)
Paper that has already been used that you keep to write notes on.
- to be on a roll (phrase)
To have lots of ideas, good luck or success.
- to get one's creative juices flowing (phrase)
To start having creative ideas.
- to brew (verb)
To make tea or coffee. This verb also has other meanings.
- a quote (noun)
To say or write words from another person (usually someone well-known).