So the September Writing Challenge has begun again.  A variety of prompts over the course of the next 30 days, which I need to write at least a short paragraph or two about to try and stay sharp.  Today’s I think is redone from a couple of years ago, but a good one nonetheless.

“You are the boss of writer’s block. Write a memo telling writer’s block that it is fired.”

I think election season inspired my tack on this one.

The unanimous declaration of this bloggerly person,

When in the course of written events, it becomes necessary to dissolve the restrictive bands which has connected him with a Block, and to assume among the powers of the literate, the imaginative and creative station to which the laws of the Muse and of the Muse’s inspiration entitle him, a decent respect to opinions of the Block requires that they should declare the causes which impel them into the separation.

I hold these truths to be self evident, that although not all writers are created equal, I am endowed by my Muse with certain inalienable rights, that among these rights are passion, creativity and a distinctive voice. That in order to secure these rights, writers are instituted among artists, deriving their just powers from the inspiration of the Muse. That whenever any form of Writer’s Block becomes destructive to this inspiration, it is the right of the writer to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new creative stream, laying its foundations on the zeal and enthusiasm for the art and organizing its powers in such form, as to the writer shall be most likely to invigorate and renew the creative process. Prudence will dictate that creative patterns long formed shall not be altered for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that writers are more predisposed to suffer, while stagnation is sufferable, than to force the issue by producing when you just don’t have it today. But when a long train of excuses and Blocks, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce him to utter Apathy, it is his right, it is his duty to throw off such a Block, and provide new inspiration for their future creativity.

We, therefore, the writer of this particular blog, in general contempt, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Audience of the World for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good readers of this blog, solemnly publish and declare, that this writer is, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent of Writer’s Block; that they are absolved of all previous indifference to the nature of the craft, and that all personal connection to the state of Block, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent writer, I have the power to develop characters, outline plots, create dialogue, and elucidate story developments, and to do all other Acts and Chapters which a story may as of a right need. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the support of friends and  the observations of critiques, I do solemnly pledge to this blog my passion, my intellectualism, and the sacred F-bomb (as needed).


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