Running Out Of Ideas

Now and again, I'm overwhelmed with a great fear of running out of ideas for my daily blog. There's nothing left to say. My brain is empty. I've failed to notice and note anything down all day.  This fear can freeze me and I worry about the day when there's no daily blog post. But [...]

Nothing To Say

Sometimes, I worry I’ve got nothing of value to write and say in this blog. The fear of sufficiency freezes me and I sit staring at my laptop. A voice inside tells me: “You’ve already written that blog post. No one will want to read that.” Yet nowadays, with social media, everyone has a microphone. [...]

Naming The Nameless

Sometimes when I’m in a funk, I don’t have the words to describe how or what I’m feeling. I don’t want to do anything. I have no motivation. I don’t want to look after myself. I don’t want to get out of bed. I don't know what to do. It’s at this time I try [...]

The Metaphors We Use

In my writing and day-to-day conversations, I’m trying to be more conscious of the language I use. For example, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called ‘Frozen’. I decided to change the original title ‘Paralysed’ because I thought it was quite ignorant. I first remember having a similar conversation with my [...]

A White Blank Page

"Anything you do can be fixed - but you’ll never fix the perfection of a blank page" - Neil Gaiman I remember listening to this podcast and hearing Neil Gaiman talk about his storytelling. He spoke about creative work and how striving for perfection can paralyse us. We can plan and prepare, spend hours thinking [...]