A BANE BOUQUET

UPSILAMBA...

It’s been one hell of a week, and yes, it’s only Tuesday, so you can imagine how much has gone on. I am quite overwhelmed, and what is eating me up a little too much on the side, is what I like to call a bane bouquet.

Last Saturday I was at a workshop for Ghanaian poets and it came up. A lot of writers will agree with me that a writer’s block is more complex than simply feeling uninspired to write. Some people brush it off as a cliché, or an excuse just to be lazy and unproductive…and that ‘oh you could always write about not being able to write’ (which is what I am somehow doing now) but question is, does writing about being unable to write or feeling uninspired to really help? Effectively? Breaks the dam? All the damn time? Well I disagree.

The reason why I…

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