I have made mention of writer’s block and methods of combatting said ailment in earlier posts, but I have not told you about being Bottle-Necked. Yes, there exists such a condition in the writing world. Being Bottle-Necked is when you have several writing ideas at once and you run to your desk or computer all keyed up for an explosive writing session and you can’t figure out what to write first. It is the equivalent of sensory overload and equally frustrating as writers block. Thankfully, you can use the same remedies for curing writer’s block to cure Botte-Necking.
I discovered a new way to get my pen moving! I pick up a book, any book, and find the center page. Then I locate the 6th sentence on that page, and build a story or poem around it. Easy peasy! For tonight’s writing session, I chose Mitch Albom’s book “Have a Little Faith,” page 124. The 6th sentence said: His family members helped him up. I feel a nice little story coming together! I’ll be sure to post it as soon as possible! In the meantime, give it a try and let me know what you create!