Writer’s block and average looks

In a bid to thwart writer’s block, I left my house and ambled to immigration offices to get my son’s passport. Yes, us columnist also do suffer the constitutional writer’s block from time to time.

Writer’s block is a more technical term to describe a writer’s inability to come up with something interesting to write. But what is the writer’s block? Now for most of us this means when we get to this point our jobs might be in more jeopardy than a drunk junior who has just trashed his boss at a Christmas party.

Our job is to write and we cannot afford to have such literary indiscretions. Every living being has experienced a writer’s block at least once in their lifetime. Many of us struggled with writing letters to girls when we were teenagers. We just couldn’t get anything going beyond ‘time and ability’, which was a very popular and powerful opening phrase.

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