Writer’s Block: Building Your Wall One Brick at a Time.

Welcome to MyMediaDiary, new contributor Kevin Gabon, who tackles a topic very familiar to all of the rest of us writing for this blog! 

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The cornerstone is the brick that all other bricks want to be. They look up to it. They admire it. They look at it with jealousy and envy. “Why couldn’t I be that brick?” they ask. “I’m a way better brick than that one!” they say.

But no wall is complete without every brick. They all play a big part in the structure and strength of the wall. They all have a role.

You, too, can have your own wall. It can be your own grammar wall. All you need is the cornerstone. All you need is the writer’s block.

Does this really work?

Does this really work?

If you’re in the market for a writer’s block, you’ll need to know where to look. The first instinct may be Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, etc. A good place to start, however, is within. Talking yourself out of writing is arguably the strongest block you can find. Let’s look at why that is.

That first step is a doozy!

That first step is a doozy!

When it comes to writing, it’s like most anything else there is to do; if you don’t want to do it, you’ve made the job that much harder to do. It’s not enough that it requires the time to sit and actually do the writing or preparing your thoughts so they flow and look good in print. That could possibly be the easiest part of the process. Getting past the hurdles in your mind just may be what ultimately stops you from writing.

Another good place to find a solid and sturdy block is simply with fear. Yes, fear. It has kept most all of us from doing one thing or another at some point in our lives. It’s quite the imposing figure with unlimited power over the human psyche. It can be overcome, though, but if so, you just lost one heck of a cornerstone for your wall.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, but gosh darn it, do people like me?

I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, but gosh darn it, do people like me?

The opinions of others can rule a person’s life. Is what I’m doing good enough? Will people like it? Do I sound ok? Look ok? Does anyone even care? These can all be good blocks to use for your wall. As the saying goes, all the world’s a stage. A good follow up to that would be do you have stage fright? (See “Fear” above)

Don't be scared, it's only everyone watching you.

Don’t be scared, it’s only everyone watching you.

With these tips and tricks, you can be your own architect for your own wall. It’s a simple recipe but will yield the heartiest of results. Because, all in all, you’re just another brick in your wall.

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