Return to Writer's block (idea)

Writing a story is not inherently difficultpeople say that they don’t get ideas, don’t have ideas, but the fact is – they’re wrong. All you need to do to write a story is to get it started. Once you have an opening, the rest follows suitthe human mind is a wonderful thing in this respect.

Once you have the scaffolding worked out, you can go back and trim. You can cut, add, and do as much or little to the story as you want – one of the great assets writing has over sculpture. Come to think of it, you don’t really even need a good opening – your opening will probably change by the time you’ve finished with the story. No, writer’s block is largely a function of our society’s deep inner need to go from left to right.