Google Something Clever 2.0: How to Cure Writer's Block

May 30, 2013

How to Cure Writer's Block

I've had writer's block for almost two weeks now, and it's driving me crazy. I think I might have a solution, though...


  • Realize that you need to experience something in order to have something to write about. Go to a parade. Try to convince your son that he should join a marching band when he’s in high school. Go home and DVR “Drum Line.”
  • Read 20 blog posts. Find 20 subjects that you could have written about, but now you can’t, because it’s been done.
  • Go on Pinterest and look for something to make fun of. Remember that everything on Pinterest is ridiculous, and that’s boring.
  • Come up with a great topic! Write one sentence. Realize that one sentence is really all you have to say on the subject. Tweet it. Get disappointed by its reception.
  • Decide to get drunk in the bath. Remember that you have some TV to catch up on. Postpone bath.
  • Go on Facebook for inspiration. Find tons of posts to make fun of. Unfortunately, you can’t because that would mean alienating the friends who wrote them.
  • Read the news for inspiration. Get bummed out about the fact that you have no idea what’s going on in Syria, and that makes you a bad person.
  • Follow Amanda Bynes on Twitter. Write about her. Realize that nothing you could say would be as funny as just reading her Twitter feed.
  • Decide to do nothing for five minutes and wait for the ideas to come pouring in… They are all nail art ideas. Paint nails.
  • Come up with a great idea! But your nails are wet. Wait for them to dry. Forget idea.