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Viagra for Writers -- Invitation to Write #23

Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of Viagra. Celebrate with someone you love.

For Writers:

Ever want to write, but you just can't get your pen to work? No matter how hard you try, the page remains blank (and unsatisfied), and you’re left wondering: maybe I’m not a real writer at all.

No need to feel embarrassed; after all, it happens to everyone. Writer’s Block.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to take a pill for this condition? And, of course, the pill should provide you with an open range of time. Maybe you just take the pill, start writing something very cool and important, and get interrupted. No worries: the pill will give you up to 72 hours to express your creativity. You write when the time is right for you.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a little blue pill to take for writer’s block. It’s just you against the blank page, and there is no cure. All you have is your indomitable desire to write.

What keeps you from writing, and would a “Viagra for writers” pill really help to solve the problem? Would you be willing to take a pill for writer's block? Why or why not?

"My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline. If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don't want to write, do something else. It's as simple as that." - Mary Garden

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