Political Correctness


A quick story from my friend Stephen about not being able to write stories…

Stephen Metcalfe

Writer’s Block: A condition in which a writer is either unable to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown.

It should be so simple. I don’t know if it’s age, the anxieties, and uncertainties of the current times, but I have lost my ability to create. It’s never happened before. In a forty-odd career (odd is an understatement), I’ve written twenty-two stage plays, written or rewritten over thirty screenplays, created four TV pilots and in the last ten years have written five novels, three of them published, the other two continued works in progress. And now, I’m stuck. I have ideas, but they don’t coagulate. The words no longer flow. The voices that have always been ringing in my head are no longer speaking. What gives? Is this solitary endeavor finally getting to me? You go to your desk or table, you face the blank page or screen –…

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