Saturday, April 13, 2013

Home Remedy for Writer's Block

When legendary poetess Nikki Giovanni spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2007, she gave this advice for writer's block: write naked. She said, in your room where you normally write, sit in the chair naked. You are going to feel something. You will feel cold or hot or vulnerable to your own imagination ... Then write the words you feel. And in case you think this advice is too risque, I ask: do you want to break through your writer's block or not?