A wasp rises to its papery
Nest under the eaves
Where it daubs
At the gray shape
To enter its own house
* photo from: http://stacienaczelnik.hubpages.com/hub/Five-Poetry-Writing-Exercises
Do you have any exercises you use, when feeling blocked? Words won't come, your muse doesn't want to play, and you feel void of creativity. I am rarely uninspired or short of ideas, for me picking up a book and glancing through will jar a memory. I will jot down some lines about the thought or words that I was attracted to. Today, I feel like the tide is extremely low and a fog bank has settled over my harbor. I wondered what do You do, when this happens? Maybe it doesn't... but you must have ways to entice your voice to come through. I glanced at this book on Amazon,"The Poets Companion" by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. They don't believe in Writer's Block; they believe we are empty or full and listed some creative exercises to try for help. I will share a few:
Write what is in your view, even if it your hands or feet.
Write about not writing
Keep a journal
Look out your window write about what you see or don't see
Go to a busy place, be around people write down what you see, hear, etc.
Go for a walk, movement helps your muse
Today's exercise is to share what has helped you; please leave a comment and tell us what worked for you~