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The day I Put a Stop To a Two Week Writer’s Block

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It has been about 2 weeks and I simply cannot write a complete sentence, or put my thoughts together. I am not sure if I am lacking creativity, will to write a full article, or just laziness. The truth is I am stuck in this Writer’s Block labyrinth!

Of course, you must be asking me: if I am struggling so hard against a Writers Block right now, how come I am writing this article for Medium? The answer is that I think I may have found a way to beat this impossibility of writing that has been chasing me for the past couple of weeks. I decided to sit my down and simply start writing anything, unstoppably.

Some can call it craziness, others will stop reading from this point forward since they realize I have not thought this article through, as it is an experiment. But I am on my third paragraph already, listening to a very cool and chill Brazilian beat while I laugh at my past self that awfully tried to write his own thoughts and failed miserably.

And as I write, I keep wondering why the Writers Block was defeating me, since I had such good ideas. I thought of writing about corruption that is striking Brazil amidst COVID-19, or the anthropological anecdotes of people’s house arrangements while doing LIVES on Skype or zoom (such as books and plants) or about the potentialities of art, and many other ideas. I kept bringing myself down, repeating on my mind that these articles would be useless or that people would hate reading them or that it would be too ordinary to be written at the first place.

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Well, what I was forgetting is that: besides writing for others, I also write for myself and for my soul. It is food for my mind. When I write I connect with myself and with my ideas. I release tension from my accelerated mind and bring life to things, even if for a moment. For me, writing is more than wanting to be read. To write is to take a small step forward into life and into creative writing. To write is to breathe through my mind.

Sorry Mr. Writers Block, but not today.


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