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Moving out of writer’s block

By 10/01/2008September 20th, 2018Uncategorized

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Writer’s block is sometimes like taking a bath in cold water on a winter day.

You are so reluctant to touch the cold water that you’d rather skip a bath!

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But taking a cold bath on a cold day could be a refreshing experience. I have tried it, and come out rejuvenated every time.(Though I took care to bundle myself up afterwards;) ).

Writing through a block is like stepping into that cold water, once it is done all your nerve endings are awake, and you may bet your fingers are flying again!

So I am letting the writer in me take a cold bath. Write, write hard, and keep writing so all the nonsense blocking me up goes out of my system. and maybe all of the good stuff can pour out on to the page.

I should emerge quite nerve-wracked, but full of ideas at the other end…

What do you do when you’re going through a writer’s block? 

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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