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Writer's Block

All writers have a lack of ideas every once in a while

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Writer's Block
Clark Young

In our lives, we all have moments when we run out of ideas. Right now during my final Christmas Break as a college student, I currently have no topic I want to explore. Yes, there is politics, but that can be risky more now then ever. I can write about movies, but I have done that before. I could also write about Christmas, but I am positive that is a common topic this month.

Being creative while I write is easy once I have an idea of what to write. Now, my head feels blank as I think of ideas, which is normal for even the most talented and experienced writer. Though using gifs is overrated, I feel that they are useful to show how all of us feel when we run out of ideas every once in a while.


You have no ideas, so you decide to make a list of topics to write about.


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However, your head starts to hurt when you try to think up a clever topic.


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You brainstorm the best you can, even if sometimes it doesn't go as planned.


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You then gain inspiration from an episode of your favorite show.


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Until you realize your technically copying an idea that has been done before.


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You start to worry as you notice the dead line is sooner than you expected.


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You also feel pressured when others are more creative then you.


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Finally, you gain motivation to start writing, feeling stressed about one less thing.


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