There’s no such thing as #Writersblock

Firstly, this is merely an opinion of mine, not a statement.  Let me explain the reasoning behind my thoughts.

1. Unless your hands have recently been bitten off by a rabid, wild bear, then you’re still able to put pen on paper, fingers on keys or finger tips on touch screen. My point? Even if you’re struggling for ideas, you still have a physical capability to write something. Anything. It doesn’t matter, just write a word, description, a place or a characters name. You will find that you use all of it or some of it later.

2. You’re a writer, blogger or a creative person. You are one of these, probably because your head is always full of words, daydreams, sentences, descriptions, makeshift people or places. I don’t believe that anybody who is the least bit creative can ever be out of, or stuck for ideas. If you think hard enough or flip through old note pads or open up old Word doc files, there’s bound to be something that you wrote previously to jump start your ‘block’.

3. The world around you is a plethora of ideas just waiting to be taken and created into something only your imagination can concoct. Having a dry spell? Take the dog for a walk in the local wooded park. Take the kids to the cinema, take your mum into town for lunch in a restraunt or take your wife to a play or show. You don’t even need to do anything as egstravagant as that or even spend any money. My point is, your ideas and future creations are all around you.

4. It doesn’t matter what you write down. Be it a name, place or a descriptive word. It’s your word, from your mind, hence the beginning of your creative journey.

Dear Smokers; A #Bloggers plea

If you choose to smoke, I have no problem. I have never smoked, nor have I had the inclination to damage my health to the point that it will one day kill me. I have neither had the wish to walk around stinking like a walking ashtray and killing small animals if I happen to breathe in their direction.

Please stop standing around entrances to public places in groups where I have to battle my way through and inhale 60 cigarettes in the process. It defeats the purpose to the smoking ban!

Please stop pleading ignorance and selfishly striking up a cigarette in public places that happen to be outdoors (ie. Garden centres, outdoor swimming areas) they are still public and still subject to the smoking ban. You walked through an indoor building to get to them!

I cannot stand selfishness and / or ignorance.

Thank you,