Stop the Block

Writer’s Block is the most common manifestation of Resistance.  It prevents you from getting your work onto the page.  It’s the terror of the blank screen. Writer’s Block has prevented many people from doing the work that they were meant to do. Many prolific writers don’t believe writer’s block exists.  For the rest of us,…

Genius Project Update #11

The temptation was to put off writing my update for November so soon because I had just posted my update for October, but if I’ve learned anything it’s don’t put things off. Time has a way of interfering with the best intentions. Usually when I’m late posting an update, it’s because I’m having a challenging…

Genius Project Update #3

March started very well for the Genius Project. I was writing consistently every day and complementing the writing with research/reading or watching some plays. But it was short lived. March Break happened and we went for a brief visit to Montreal. I didn’t get any writing done during the visit. When we got back home…

Why is it so hard to write?

Writing.  The arcane art.  Just open a vein and write, as the saying goes.  It’s easy, isn’t it? I was chatting with a couple of my playwriting friends and we were complaining how hard it is to write.  If we think of ourselves as writers, why would the thing we do that classifies us as…