Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97 – Quotes.


This week, we will play around with

quotes – preferably around writing, creativity OR writer’s block

If you have a brilliant thought about something else, you are most welcome to share it in the form of a quote.

I don’t really have any quote regarding writing other than to write about what you know which seems commonsense to me, even though at times delving into fantasy can be a lot of fun.

I like your quote:


I too observe people, I watch and learn, certainly from film in one particular way. Also, in the shopping centre on pension day when there are many ‘unusual’ people there and in saying this when I venture there, so am I.

So often what we write is reflecting the people around us, the context from which we write is important to us as writers as we draw so heavily from that source.

The only saying that has stayed with me throughout life is: “I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.

The whole notion of knowing there is always someone worse off than you has held me in good stead as I’ve navigated my way through life as I know it. At times it has been a real challenge.

But as far as writing is concerned I take a lot from my fellow bloggers, having read a lot through my life I draw on the characters from the many texts I’ve read, I shamelessly copy some as I love the way they think, the way they interact, the way they reflect on life and what it’s all about.

Writer’s block hasn’t always been a problem. When I look at a prompt and see nothing as a response, I’m happy to let it sit with me or leave it rather than turn myself in knots trying to write something pithy. As I write for myself, my attitude is there is always tomorrow. Maybe that’s my accidental quote???? Though I prefer to say to people, let’s give it a go and see what happens, a bit like this post.


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6 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97 – Quotes.

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    You are right that as long as there are thoughts, there is writing. It is the desire to create a masterpiece that often creates dissatisfaction.

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Michael’s thoughts on Writer’s Block…

  3. Sadje says:

    Love your writing. The stories and anecdotes are very well written.

  4. Likewise Michael. Sometimes I can stare at a prompt and nothing springs to mind. I’ll sleep on it and view it again a few times, but if still nothing comes, then I pass.

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