As much as you love writing like do, as much as you love playing with words like I do, there comes a time when you experience a dearth in imagination. Your mind goes blank and your creativity goes dead; you pick your pen or notepad but just stare in silence. Nothing seems to form coherency in your mind. It’s as if you are lost in the desert, wondering aimlessly without purpose. Or like an empty canoe on a vast sea water drifting here and there with the tides. You just can’t find the words to properly express yourself and your thoughts.

It’s easier to go to work and do this or that, drive there or meet with people. But for the writer, his work is in his mind. Unless it’s penned down, no work is done. Not only that, there’s the editing and readability factor. Writing is an art that relies heavily on the creativities and expressions of the mind. The state of the mind dictates the words on the paper. Some writers just pen down whatever comes to their mind which sometimes may not make sense. Others, think and analyse every word and structure till it makes perfect sense which could be another extreme. Different styles, different strokes, different schemes just like painting.

Anyway, in all honesty I ask- how do you get yourself into that “writing zone” when you can’t seem to find it?

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