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The Blank Page

There are times when you will sit down to write and thousands of thoughts and ideas will be fighting for your attention

This occurs to the extent that you have to make a choice over which one makes it first to the page.

But there are times when your brain will seem as if it has gone on a vacation to an unknown destination and has left you with nothing but a blank empty head.

No matter how much you try to write, all you end up doing is look at the blank paper or screen, chew your pen, scratch your head, then chin or something, while your chair rocks. Whatever your eyes see at that moment will contain nothing.

In spite of this problem, do not walk away without writing down one or two sentences or phrase on the blank sheet, even if it means writing down three words sentence or phrase that is not related to what you write about. In other words don’t leave your writing spot until you put down something on blank sheet.

Like,

‘Who am I?’ ‘I am Fiez’ “Mean writer’s block’ ‘I love mum’, and so on.

Try expanding a bit before walking away.

__________

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Florence Ezekafor View All

I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.

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