Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 72 - Writer's Block

“I've often said that there's no such thing as writer's block; the problem is idea block.”
~ Jeffery Deaver

You will not get a long winded thought provoking banter form this week I am keeping it simple.  We all suffer from this at one point or another.  We struggle trying to force our pens, willing our imaginations through the thick grey mass of our brains.  Many poets and writers have poems about writer’s block; it’s a horrid but curable condition.  Many say the best way to cure it is to write about it. This is what we will do today.  Maybe you don’t have writer’s block at this moment.  This then should lead to you being able to write a better poem about it.

“You can live with me in this house I've built out of writer’s blocks”
~ Pete Wentz

"writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all”
~ Charles Bukowski

“Very often we write down a sentence too early, then another too late; what we have to do is write it down at the proper time, otherwise it's lost.”
~ Thomas Bernhard

Defeat this beast by simply writing and sharing it with us.  We can’t wait to read your Writer’s Block poems.  
We know there are a billion out there.

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. This inspired me out of one :)
    A writers block that is!

  2. An interesting prompt ~

    Thank you ~

  3. Thanks for the inspiration. Writing about writer's block is an oddly masochistic exercise. :) Here's my Blocked Limerick.

  4. I seem to keep thinking of things to say about writers block since I wrote for this prompt but will stick with my poem! Perhaps I will think of something more creative to post later!!

  5. Hi, I'm back with another sort of kind of related abstract idea poem. =)

  6. I don't believe in it, so I'm going to have a hard time writing about it! :-)

  7. I have had this, odd month! Great idea~

  8. You're a good plumber! You unblocked my poetic pipes!

  9. "When writers' brick walls crumble not"

  10. Poets United,

    A most INSPIRING prompt!!!

    Eileen :)

  11. Timely subject. I suppose it always will be for us.;)

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  13. My poem has something to do with being creative and chocked at the same time.

  14. Oh yes, I can relate well to this one :)

  15. Feel free to skip over this entry. Writing about writers block is like walking with two broken legs. Ill advised.

  16. Good idea! I do agree, there's nothing like writing about Writers Block to overcome it!

  17. Great prompt! I wrote it as it happened, lol!


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