I’ve been suffering from writer’s block. Well, that’s what I kept telling myself. Having efficiently done some business-related writing without too much effort. My conclusion is…it’s not the writing part that’s been the problem.
The root of my stuckness has all been down to lack of inspiration and to be brutally honest, being wholeheartedly B.O.R.E.D. with myself. Yes, feeling like I’m…
Babbling – On – Relentlessly – Every – Day!!!
Deciding not to be so hard on myself, I went for a walk and a wander round the shops. Where I found a deck of cards called What to Talk About. Aaah, I thought great for networking activities etc, bought them and put them on my shelf.
Yesterday I remembered the cards and randomly picked one out. It said, ‘What was the first book you loved?’ As I pondered on this I felt the tingling of inspiration. It went something like this…
The first book I really loved was Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dhal. My most loved book from my teenage years was Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein. My two most favourite books from later years are The Wrong Boy by Willey Russell and The Polar Bear Pirates and Their Quest to Reach Fat City by Adrian Webster.
All very different but all having common themes about:
- believing in yourself
- resilience in the face of evil in it’s various metaphorical forms
- the power of taking action rather than pontificating from the side lines
What does that say about me? Maybe a lot; may be not very much. What it made me realise is that inspiration for me is more about heart and soul than the source. It might not be high-brow or academic but if it makes me smile or it makes me think some writing’s not too far behind.