Sandbox Challenge #4: Transform Your Creative Blocks Into Characters

We all have things that keep us from writing. Or, more accurately, things we allow to stop our creativity. Lack of time. A nasty inner critic. Perfectionism. Stress. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Just plain old fear. The list goes on and on.

Here’s today’s challenge: Choose something that blocks you from creating and visualize it as a character. Then write something about him or her. It can be a description of the character, a poem, a metaphor, an action scene, a dialogue, a haiku, a 1-sentence memoir or anything else. Get creative!

Then post what you’ve written in the Go Wild! section of the Reader’s Sandbox.

racing against time

Here’s mine, in a somewhat Dr. Suessian style:

Too-Busy has a big red book
That tells me I have work to do.
Too-Busy arrives and takes one look,
Says “I’m sure glad I am not you.”

When I say “Wait! Let me create!”
Too-Busy stands and shakes her head.
When I say “No! My story’s great!”
Too-Busy points at my unmade bed.

Too-Busy comes when I awake.
Too-Busy comes when I unwind.
Too-Busy comes when I take a break.
Too-Busy won’t get out of my mind.


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