Adventures In Writer’s Block

Somewhere in the deepest recesses of my imagination there’s a magic bridge that can take me to any place that’s real or imagined. I can go to any point in time. There will be mystery and adventure. Tonight as I try to crossover into my adventure I am faced by an opponent who blocks my bridge and tries to prevent my crossing. He’s an ugly little troll who demands his toll! His name is writer’s block. He has the nerve to set himself right in the middle of my bridge and refuses to budge. How shall I overcome this terrible little tyrant? The pen is mightier than the sword, or so they say. But he simply ducks each stroke and laughs. Well then little troll we should turn the pen and simply blot you out. No good. The little troll just sneers and reappears with a mischievous grin as he begins heckling and taunting me. From my bag of tricks I draw forth musicians and poets. They sing and dance at my command as I orchestrate a playlist the way a general would direct his army. The music fails to remove the troll but I can tell that I extracted a toll of my own. I have the troll “on the ropes”. He is beginning to wear down. It’s time for a coup de gras! A few good stories from my fellow authors should inspire a dream that will seal the little troll’s doom. And that’s where I call upon you my dear readers and friends. There are comments allowed below. Tell me, how do you defeat the troll and take back your bridge to adventure?

13 thoughts on “Adventures In Writer’s Block

  1. I usually just read a novel or search for photographs with deeper meanings to awaken the creativity within☺️ love your metaphorical musings, Lloyd. Well penned!

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  2. When I’m overflowing with ideas, I jot down a few. Then when I have that troll sneak up on me, I revisit the list for inspiration. And sometimes . . . for me very recently . . . I just need to rest, relax and recuperate . . .

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  3. First, that’s a beautiful and haunting photograph! Second take a breather, minds need rest too… jot down ideas (briefly) when inspiration comes, and once you have all the gears ready and prepared for battle, strike (the pen)!

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