For me, I don’t write when I am caught in life’s ‘heavies’, those messy strings that need time to untangle. When I am busy comparing myself to others, walking away from a poetry performance and thinking: “Wow, how could I ever write that?!”
Because nothing kills your creativity like pointing a gun to your head loaded with the bullet: “I am not good enough.”
Read more on how I overcome my writer’s block in my Melbourne Spoken Word article: ‘Write what may – how to overcome writer’s block’.