Fri. May 29th, 2020

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Obstacles to Creativity

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Image by Magic Creative from Pixabay

It seems to me that there is an inevitability to voracious readers developing a desire to become writers. As many aspiring writers will testify, there is nothing to it. All one must do is write the book they would like to read. Write every day. Don’t worry about thinking; just put words on the page. The REAL writing takes place during the editing process, and you can outsource that to other unpublished, aspiring writers who will do your work for you. For novice writers who lack confidence, there are lots of online resources waiting to transfer their expertise to you at the same time you move your money to them.

There are easy payment plans or save big by paying one lump sum. A Google search will reveal some of the more popularly priced courses. Spoiler alert! Many appear expensive, a few hundred dollars, but are discounted today only at USD 49. Many consumers have heard the truism, “You get what you pay for,” so feel free to pay 600-700 dollars for an entire course with “lifetime” access. It is a bit unclear as to whose lifetime the guarantee is based upon.

If you live near areas where writers congregate and live (such as Monterey and Carmel, California), take a tour and witness success stories. There are times when vacancies mean success, as in my account this week.

By Kat Myrman

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. This is important as I have noticed that some of the ping backs have not been working. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

Twitting Tales #150 – 20 August 2019

Photo by Felipe Ribeiro at

The Lottery

The lottery was held a week before the meteor collision. One million souls would be selected, with the winners being notified privately.

Days passed and neighbor’s eyed each other suspiciously. But no one seemed to have made the cut. No one, but the leaders and their families.


My take on the picture:

I Wannabe A Writer   (Title not part of character count)

Annalise tried all courses. Write A Novel in 10 Days. Become Rich at Home in PJs. The Write Way to Wealth. Character Clichés. This tour would be the last investment. Prideful Plagiarism, Inc. promised success after a guided tour of Famous Writer’s Block. Look at the vacancies!

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8 thoughts on “Obstacles to Creativity

  1. Oh there are so many scam artists out there seeking to make a dime over wannabe writers. I’ve been intrigued by a few of them but stop short of taking the bait, opting instead to write and write some more. I may not be a proper author, but it brings me joy! 😊

  2. I like the content of each section that you’ve written here, Ron (may I call you Ron? (seems overly familiar)) but, being new to you, am finding it hard to figure out what is what. This seems to be several posts in one? (are you still okay for me to call you Ron? 🙂 ) I want to write a story based on your photo so I’ll be back to investigate further. 🙂

    1. I prefer to be called Ron, it is my favorite form of address with my uni students (and others). My blog is very definitely a work in progress. I have even hired a part-time consultant to explain unfamiliar computer and software terms. There will be many changes coming.
      That is the fun of it, right?

      1. Oh yes, for sure the fun in life resides in the mutability if it all. Just have to be careful not to get stuck on any particular ice floe as it heads towards warmer seas. 🙂

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