The best writers in the world encounter a stumbling block...i'm just a novice.....i edit/write for a living, but even Lord knows my writing is far below mediocre....so what happens when i face a writer's block? I had interviewed a renowned poet a few months ago, who told me how he encounters writer's block. Every writer faces it, i face it everyday when i'm on the lookout for a story idea. I just hope my grey cells are capable enough to cross the block sooner than later! No not hope, it's a sincere prayer really, lord! i need to save my job after all!
My boss tells me to write a story every week. And, i rummage for story ideas. They come to me anytime...and sometimes they don't come to me at all...i'm left clueless...what do i write about that's not already been written?
My boss tells me, features writing is all about "saying it differently"...everyone already knows what you're writing. The skill lies in presenting it differently, with a new facet, a novel approach. Yes, its true. Most of our news pages are filled with stuff you all have read before, yet we manage to tactfully lure you into reading our words everyday! That feels great,really, especially when we know in our hearts that it's merely a play of words packaged interestingly!