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Monday, 24 August 2015

Overcoming Writer's Block. (Monday Moments #13)

Last Monday I had written about how she got herself in a writer's block. In continuation, here's the moment where she overcomes it.

          10 days passed and she was still in her block of confusion. She looked it up online but nothing proved to be an ideal solution for her. She saw her toddler doing the most funny and adorable things and yet she couldn't express those acts in words. It was like looking in a mirror which didn't show her reflection staying clearly numb. That day though, she felt optimistic. There was this weird kind of happiness which comes with no reason or common sense. Accidentally, she came across a box in the attic. When she opened it, there was such joy on her face. It was a box of happiness for her. It consisted of some rocks, a few torn pages from a notebook, a tiny diary, some photographs, two sculptures, one photo frame and finally a box of kiddish jewellery. These weren't just random items for her, they were her memories which made her nostalgic. That box had things from all the phases of her life. Those tiny rocks were of her childhood when her only friend was her older brother. They loved building castles from rocks. Those pages were the love letters her husband wrote to her. The jewellery was from her princess phase. The photographs were of every person she truly loved. The couple sculptures were from her wedding day. And lastly, the frame had one quote on it, her favourite one. "Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy." All these little things were a source of infinite joy for her. The next thing she did was take out that diary from the box and write. Just like that, she began writing. She forgot about her writer's block. She forgot where she was or what she was supposed to do. She sat among all those memorabilia and wrote her heart out. That was the moment which couldn't be described. It was the moment of enthusiasm with a lot of glee and a pinch of nostalgia which made a perfect writing piece.

(I believe that some things are created just because people need a term for it. If you can't think of writing, then you're in a writer's block! But, maybe these things are more psychological these days. Instead of making a big issue we should just get on with it.)

(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)


  1. Very nicely written. I think often just stepping outside to take a deep breath can help a ton.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

  2. Great post! Writer's block can come so easily, but its always important not to let yourself burnout before its too late. I always like to take a breather.

  3. Thanks, this is something I deal with on occasion!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

  4. Ugh I hate writer's block. When this happens, I usually go on Pinterest or Stumbleupon for some inspiration!

  5. I think most writers encounter writer's block from time to time. When this happens I suggest going to your local library and sitting down in a comfy chair and flipping through several different magazines from a wide variety of niches. Take note of what inspires you!

  6. I like hearing about the different ways people overcome this. I like some of the suggestions from your commenters too. Reading comments on all kinds of posts often spurs me onto various ideas.

  7. Beautiful writing as always Aishwarya:) I have a little box like this as well, full of notes and picture strips.

  8. I love this! I find that reading helps me overcome writer's block sometimes, or listening to podcasts or going for a hike. Anything can really spark a new idea!

  9. Writers block messes with my head! I usually just force myself to write something until something decent starts to come out.


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