So, you’ve got a writer’s block, huh? Sucks to be you, mate. Really.
I imagine you must have scoured through some reputable sites full of sensible advice and are now sifting through the dregs of internet, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading me.
Again, sucks to be you.
We’ve all been there, no worries, happens to the best of us. It’s not your fault. It’s probably never happened to you before either. I sympathize.
So, without further ado, here are the steps to breaking the block.
Step fun: Accept that you truly and indeed have a writer’s block. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to solving said problem.
Step two: Stop glaring at your laptop. It’s not its fault. It’s always treated you well and doesn’t deserve it. Close the poor beastie and go outside and get some healthy fresh air. Conductive to creative juices, don’tcher know.
Step three: Preheat the oven to 200ºC
Step four: Eating won’t solve anything. You should read some authors you admire and think of some alternative endings to the story.
Step five: Melt 100g of quality dark chocolate, adding a pinch of salt to it.
Step six: Now, I’m disappointed in you. Put down the chocolate and check out some of the writing prompts freely available on the web.
Step seven: Remove chocolate from heat and add 100g of creamed butter. Stir until completely incorporated.
Step eight: Look. I am trying to help you. When I said recipe, it was a metaphor. Pick a metaphor and write a short story about how this particular metaphor came to be used for the first time.
Step nine: In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs with 70g of caster sugar, then add to the chocolate mixture.
Step ten: I’ll stop drawing attention to chocolate. Pick a different expression of your creativity and go do that for a while. Painting, drawing, music, dancing and knitting all work well and will set you in creative mood.
Step 11: Sift 50g of plain flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 1/2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture. Mix together using a wooden spoon.
Step 12: Oh for f… Listen, just take your existing piece and write from the point of view of the antagonist, huh? Can you do that? Leave the fondants alone!
Step 13: Grease your muffin pan and pour in the fondant mixture. Chill in the fridge for half an hour before baking for 7-8 minutes. The fondants will be crisp on the outside and soft and melting on the inside.
Step 14: Give up and eat the fondants.
Step 15: Try again tomorrow.