a great writing prompt for writer’s block

Once more I wandered the web looking for a writing prompt that inspired me. On the Writer’s Digest‘s website, I found an ebook of 365 writing prompts just for signing up for their newsletter (I’m already signed up anyway). I found this one under January 22nd.

I thought it was a great idea for anyone suffering from Writer’s Block or anyone who ever has. I’ve had my share of writer’s block (and Hashimoto’s induced writer’s block).

Breaking Up With Writer’s Block

It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s Block, starting out with, “Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me …”

Writer’s Digest

Dear Writer’s Block,

It’s not you, it’s me. No. That’s a lie. It’s definitely you. You stand in the way of my very creativity. You think you can prevent my storytelling, but I won’t have it. I won’t be blocked, but blocking is in your nature.

You just can’t seem to help yourself. Stepping in and getting involved whenever I’m on a good roll. Putting barricades and hazards in my path. You’ve even gone so far as to blatantly throw your own self in my way. You’ve gone too far.

So, Writer’s Block, I expect you to pack your things and get to moving along. Go find somewhere to camp out that will welcome you. Here, you are an unwanted guest and, to be quite frank, you are rank like the smell of rancid fish. You know what they say about house guests and fish, right?

I’ll give you exactly zero minutes to vacate my life and let my muse take her rightful place at my side.

Goodbye Writer’s Block. I never want to see you again. I’ll be back to writing, and I won’t be letting you in.


Tiffany Higgins

Suffering from writer’s block? Take a cue from this writing prompt and write a Dear John letter to that pesky block.

I’d love to read your letters. Leave your links in the comments section.


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