• Life Day By Day

    Writer’s block

    Writing a blog, articles, a book, or a letter there are times when there is a pause, a creative slowdown. Another term for it is writer’s block. There is the motivation to write but nothing is happening. The capacity to produce new work has diminished or disappeared altogether. Recently, I did a short writing course to improve my writing skills. I discovered that Oscar Wilde (Irish poet and playwright) said: ‘Before lunch I added a comma. After lunch I took it out again.’ Do I have writer’s block? If I have anything resembling this and I can’t write, there is a reason! Too many ideas, too many thoughts! Is there…

  • Life Wise Hints

    Want to be a writer?

    I am leaving ‘wellbeing’ behind for the moment and writing on the topic of writing. My question to you is ‘do you want to be a writer?’ If the first thought that came in to your head was ‘no’ I have news for you. You are a writer. We are all writers, some just do it more often than others. Of those who write more often, many will write full-time, and make a career out of it. Some people even get paid for writing, that is the ‘good ones.’ But how do we get good at writing? The short answer is ‘keep writing’ but yes, it is more complicated. However,…