Is your creative block really a log jam?

Verity Johnson wonders if your creative block is due to too much inspiration, not a lack of it.
Logs float on a lake, with trees and mountaings in the distance.

For about two years, I used to lie on the leopard print rug on the living room floor every evening, staring at the fly poop speckles on the ceiling, whispering, ‘I have nothing… nothing…’

Every day always felt like an excited toddler skipped into the playroom of my brain, flung open the dressing-up box, looked around for a sparkly gold tutu… and found the box was empty.

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