15 Nov 2015
Priming the Pump
In 2008 I sent a direct message to Stephen Fry. This was around the time he was very active on Twitter, following as many people back that followed him and replying to questions when he could. He replied to mine! I asked him how he combats writer’s block
I combat writer's block by writing a diary, just a stream of words in which I talk to myself about how I can't write. Primes the pump x
Yes, he did include the kiss too. That reply has stayed with me and it's a method I have adopted on more than one occasion. It really does work. So next time you're staring at a blank piece of paper or screen, just write. Anything. Then the words you really need will follow, once the pump has been primed.