Writer's Block is one of the greatest nemeses (nemesis'? I don't think Buffy ever clarified that one) out there.
He/She/It/That can change form at will, and much like a boggart, take the shape of that which you fear the most.
That Fear then leads to extreme paralysis of your gray/pink/brown matter (I'm color-blind, folks), and the novel/short story/screenplay/thank you note you're currently working on is nothing more than a blinking cursor on your flat-screen monitor.
Blink. Blink. Blink.
No doubt Writer's Block appeared in the form of a cat when a certain Brit decided to throw said cat into a dumpster **(GOOGLE: BRITISH LADY CAT DUMPSTER)**
Now that lady can finish writing her shopping list in peace!
But in all seriousness -
Okay, that wasn't a good start. In all manner of sarcasm, here is a list of
HOW TO AVOID WRITER'S BLOCK
- Blindfold the Block, spin it around, and send it to Stephen King's house in dizzied confusion. That guy has written enough books already.
- Drink water upside down and hold your breath for thirty seconds. (Oh wait, that's hiccups...)
- Pretend that you're actually writing by going like this on your keyboard:
Writer's Block will think you're immune to he/she/it/that's ways and leave you alone.
- Drink Scotch upside down and cry uncontrollably. (Oh wait, that's just me...)
- Show him/her/it/that a copy of Spencer Pratt's forthcoming biography and explain that had he/she/it/that been doing their job correctly, they would have known that Mr. Pratt needed to catch Writer's Block far more than someone like yourself. Writer's Block will agree, fall into a deep depression, and take a leave of absence.
- Paint a train tunnel on the side of your house and hope he/she/it/that runs into it and gets squished.
Now it's your turn. What can be added to the list?