Coming to a Writer’s Block

Despite my long list of blog ideas I keep, I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired. Whenever I have writer’s block, I imagine myself actually coming to a writer’s block.

Unfortunately, the writer’s block is rarely helpful.

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288 Responses to Coming to a Writer’s Block

  1. Russ Nickel says:

    That line is always so long! I usually resort to massive quantities of caffeine to help me bypass it.

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  2. Neeks says:

    I work on something else for a while and go back to the ‘blocked’ project later. I can only beat my head against that wall so many times. lol

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  3. underwhelmer says:

    Ugh. Waiting in line is no fun, writer’s block or no. Just don’t check yourself into the Overlook Hotel… it doesn’t end well.

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  4. Writer’s Block:
    When your imaginary friends won’t talk to you…
    (Not mine. Saw it on a t-shirt.)

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  5. intrepidtraveller says:

    Writers Block…nearly as frustrating as a road block. Nearly. πŸ™‚

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  6. strataflora says:

    haha, I love this depiction! been there before too, with writing…and design (only I like to call that “blank page syndrome”. thanks for stopping by my blog – hope you get through the block quickly! πŸ™‚

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  7. Ah, that is the best depiction of writer’s block I have seen in a long time.

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  8. Kevin says:

    Doesn’t your husband ever give you inspiration?

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  9. Yeah, I’ve been somewhere in that line recently!

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  10. DewNestry says:

    Writer’s block is a foul thing… I would always imagine that from now on, too.

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  11. I absolutely love this — can’t count how many “writer’s blocks” I’ve come to of late — especially since making the decision to become a full-time freelance writer. Apparently that’s a cruel joke “The Universe” has decided to play on me…

    Thanks for putting into pix what I feel in my brain ALL the time!

    πŸ™‚

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  12. Cute and funny, especially that last image πŸ™‚

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  13. it was awsome and funny and i love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo muxh.

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  14. And that’s when you start people-watching and writing about the other people in line…

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  15. Yesenia says:

    Love it! Although, James Patterson says, “I’m allergic to writer’s block.” Hmmm . . . how do I get there?

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  16. Been there too many times – in fact I’m still waiting in line.

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  17. Elizabeth says:

    I get where you’re coming from… it’s hard to get back from there but it does eventually happen!! Good Lunc and love the post!

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  18. taureanw says:

    LOL! I needed a laugh thx! From now on when I can’t think of anything to write this will pop in my head πŸ™‚

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  19. frdradio says:

    I can totally relate to that…

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  20. TJ Johnston says:

    My image of a writer’s block is an intestinal obstruction. A doctor might be needed to make it “pass” or perform an invasive procedure. πŸ˜€

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  21. Ta-Da says:

    Have such a bad case of writer’s block I couldn’t think of what to write in the comments!

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  22. These illustrations are great. A great way to get your point across quickly in this medium. “The medium is the message…”

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  23. jenniesisler says:

    This is too funny! I must be the last one in line, as I’ve been blocked the last couple of days and am participating in NaNoWriMo!

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  24. Anne Schilde says:

    “It’s more or less what it is.” πŸ™‚

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  25. be awake says:

    painful!
    amazing πŸ™‚

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  26. Dancediaries says:

    Haha! love it love it! very funny, (in fact hilarious!) nice work

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  27. J.C.V. says:

    Very funny! I love it.

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  28. ooh, lookit you, you made the front page! πŸ˜€

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  29. maybe in doing this you can think of imaginative ways to by pass it, bulldozer perhaps…

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  30. patricemj says:

    This post reminds me of one of my favorite children’s books, Harold and the Purple Crayon. Don’t know why exactly, but I think you and the boy would like each other a lot. The crowd scene is brilliant.

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  31. abichica says:

    Writers block, iv been through it too many times.. really great post.. πŸ™‚

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  32. very good! I love it!

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  33. The Animation Station says:

    I am currently working on the script for an animated short film, and today the writer’s block is starting to creep in. My remedies for overcoming it is coffee, film scores (especially John Williams or Michael Giacchino). I find listening to music that corresponds with the piece I am writing works wonders.

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  34. mohanmohan says:

    Funny! You deserve your day of FP fame for giving us all a good laugh.

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  35. restlessjo says:

    Hate to say this strikes a chord, but it just might!

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  36. Isla White says:

    That is so funny and so real. I don’t so much have writers blocks as writers stop. I can go from free flow to no flow overnight. I reckon it is a state of mind with a bucketful of time thrown in for good measure.

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  37. oreganogreen says:

    At least you don’t have brain freezes, like Rick Perry’s problem the other night. I think a brain freeze is similar to writer’s block: they are both like being in quicksand. The harder you try to think of something, the harder it pulls you down. I would recommend doing something else for a while, and your brain will open up to new thoughts.

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  38. letempspasse says:

    Hilarious cartoon. Maybe you should pretend to be a brave knight, high up on your valiant horse and go for it: jump over the barricade and ride into the sunset !

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  39. Writer’s block party, anyone?

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  40. Chrissiemusa says:

    Haha I think all writers can identify with this. Writers block is a pain. Great cartoon and that line was huge! I hope the one I’m in will move a little faster πŸ™‚ thanks for the post.

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  41. jackgreen1609 says:

    This is so true, but whenever i get stuck i always feel as though it is just me alone with nothing to write, its nice to see another writers perspective on this thing that troubles every creative person in the world at one point in their life

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  42. countoncross says:

    So funny! While you are standing in that huge line, take out your iphone, ipad, etc and start writting something. πŸ™‚

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  43. Lafemmeroar says:

    Writer’s Block Party on my site … πŸ™‚

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  44. abbylarson says:

    I’ve been standing in that line for almost a year. I’ll get a little inspiration here and there, but as a whole, my writing abilities have disappeared. It’s so depressing. Honestly, a lot of it has to do with the lack of drama in my life. I write best when my life is crumbling at my feet, and lately my life has been near perfect.

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  45. Rae, I feel as if we’re old friends, as I’ve watched your comments on other FP blogs. Your charming logo is distinctive enough to be recognized by lots of us blogger.

    I lOve, lOVe, LOVe your concept of writer’s block!

    Ronnie

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  46. starsweare says:

    these illustrations caught my eye on Freshly Pressed, good work!

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  47. FLiDAY says:

    Haa Funny little Drawings, Nice.

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  48. Sara says:

    Oh God! This’s the best way to describe it! The block just stands right there, you can’t bypass it and waiting for it to “unblock” itself is all what you’ve got!
    If I were the best cartoonist on Earth, I wouldn’t draw it better! πŸ˜‰

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  49. Are you sure you want to be a writer? It seems that you can be an illustrator, too πŸ™‚

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  50. Love it! Writers’ block is the bane of my existence sometimes – and every other writer I know. Great way of portraying it. Funnily enough, I posted last week (in words) about my own ways of dealing with it – if you don’t mind, I’ll drop a link on that post through to this one. Great stuff. And thanks.

    Matthew Wright
    http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com
    http://www.matthewwright.net

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  51. alja0214 says:

    friggin funny. that’s what it feels like though. i think i’m there…
    aljathewriter.wordpress.com

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  52. 1graypillar says:

    hahaha this is awesome! Love that, I can totally relate.

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  53. etomczyk says:

    Next cartoon you do about writers block should show the slow rise in panic as any number of writing deadlines draw near and attempt to storm the road block. Mob hysteria! Then, of course, light bulbs go off over the cartoon people’s heads because that in and of itself becomes the next story. At least that is what I’m trying to calm myself with as I stare at two fortune cookie sayings as I try to conjure up next week’s blog post. Aauuuugh! Congrats on being FP’D.

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  54. Casey_Leigh says:

    This is why I blog about current events…minimizes writers block…although I do have to rely on society to do the dumb things that make the news…who am I kidding, I hardly ever have W.B….society is so dumb…no offense.

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  55. Thanks for the laugh. I overcame writers’ block yesterday, after 2 stalled months, and it was such a joyous experience and a release! Finally getting my ideas out on paper was [almost] worth the agony of the block.

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  56. Dounia says:

    This post is fantastic – it greatly deserves its status of freshly pressed. Now I will picture those drawings whenever I get writer’s block (which is more often than I care to admit). Good luck with the writer’s block!

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  57. shiinead says:

    wow. great blog. short sweet and to the point.
    well done
    πŸ™‚

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  58. Congrats, Girl!
    FP’d is waaaay cooler than the mainpage on FARK…
    (Ok…but it’s as least as cool.)

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  59. christine says:

    Recognized your name on wordpress’ FP page. Congrats! And your post is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

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  60. very cool! provides inspiration to the rest of us! πŸ™‚ Short and sweet.

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  61. uponatlas says:

    So so true! And congrats on getting Freshly Pressed!

    πŸ™‚

    uponatlas.

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  62. Alyssa says:

    I usually picture some grumpy old man (my brain) throwing big, white blank blocks at me that I keep tripping over. He’s always one step ahead, that rude jerk, and has some pretty snarky comments. I love that I’m not the only one that pictures these sort of things! Too funny.

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  63. Jason says:

    I’ve been suffering from writer’s block lately too. Congratulations, you made it!

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  64. angriestpear says:

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  65. Joe Joe 5 says:

    For some reason I always pictured “writer’s block” as a large cement block, like a large cube. A big gray cement block, blocking where I was trying to go. Your depiction is much more interesting though. Good job on having a more creative writer’s block than me.

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  66. I’ve always found I get the most inspiration when I’m doing the most mindless things, i.e. showering, sleeping, the dishes, etc. I always come back with good ideas, especially if I get the time to write them down.

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  67. Melissa says:

    Congrats on the FP! I love the images. And the fact that you keep a list of blog ideas. I’ve been meaning to do that…

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  68. Anna says:

    Aaaaah! Congrats on the FP-ness!

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  69. Nice blog and pictures… πŸ™‚

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  70. Silva Gang says:

    Nice job Rae! I actually have writer’s block right now. I’m supposed to be writing for my freelance work, and nothing is coming out (call it the proverbial brain fart). I think writer’s block, magnified by procrastination and boredom, is the kiss of death. I’ve already sorted the shoes in my closet… and then re-sorted them… and then re-sorted the re-sort. It’s amazing the clarity that resulted from all this. πŸ˜‰

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  71. I love your post. You nailed it on the head! Congratulations with the Freshly Pressed!

    http://jacobscottmoore.wordpress.com

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  72. Beetlebuggy says:

    Love the cartoon and the story, I suffer majorly from that and you just put it in perspective πŸ˜› I did a cartoon once too and it was so much fun. Time consuming though, hence I have only one cartoon to ever talk about. LOL You should seriously do a series.

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  73. kelleynymph says:

    I have had the same feeling before. Usually, when I come to a block, I shift into working on another project or idea for a while, or I watch a movie, or listen to music. Usually those things help to inspire me… or at least take my mind off of the frustration for a bit. πŸ˜›

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  74. luaydpk says:

    I like this post, nice and I enjoy it…..

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  75. Antara says:

    Oh my you should totally start a comic strip on writers!!!
    Congrats on getting freshly pressed!

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  76. haha! genius!
    I am so there right now, so maybe that’s why I find this especially awesome. Or maybe it’s just because this post is especially awesome.
    congrats on getting freshly pressed!

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  77. KeitherB says:

    Im new to the blogging world …and Im glad to have come across this blog
    Im finding blogging is pretty addictive …take care , keith

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  78. Rae,
    Keep on keeping’ on ’cause this post (which was a happy accidental find on my part) was fantastic. In fact, I think you read my mind…are your still reading my mind?! Okay, time to post and go.
    peas and loaf,
    G.

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  79. Author Shauna says:

    This is too cute. You have a fun mind.

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  80. Karen says:

    Thank you for including me in the line but I wanted to be wearing the red dress, not yellow. πŸ™‚
    Great post!

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  81. Nova says:

    I was just there!

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  82. enoisme says:

    Your having a writers block & you can’t get on the writer’s block. It’s a lose-lose situation. Well you can always cut the line to get on the writers block, whats the worst that can happen? πŸ˜‰

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  83. Hi
    Congratulation on being Freshly Pressed.
    The cartoons are cute! I loved the “eyes” for you caricature! πŸ™‚
    I am blogger not a writer (I have been given visible, verbal and silent smirks if i let the word writer slip in) and if there is a term like Blogger’s Block I would be first in line with not only a block but a BLOCK. I started my blog trying to do a ” Julie and Julia” with one blog per day, but after 50 odd blogs and poetry (mostly in Hindi, my national language) I started hitting block after block after block! πŸ™‚
    And here is the joke I actually signed up for NaNoWriMo too!
    Talk about overshooting!

    So are you all Writer’s Block queue people or is someone there in Blogger’s Block queue too!
    Regards!

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  84. wangiwriter says:

    Great entry! I have shared it on Facebook too. Congratulations!

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  85. basangsisiw says:

    Been there… Actually, I usually have it every now and then. 😦

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  86. muneeb34 says:

    Great !! i love it πŸ™‚ .. see this

    http://www.allitreview.com/

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  87. prrnbd says:

    Good conversation. i like this

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  88. This is a fabulous cartoon. You should send it in to Writer’s Digest magazine. It really is great!

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  89. That’s hilarious! And so fitting with NaNoWriMo month and all. πŸ˜‰

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  90. Really enjoyed your post!

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  91. ilse watson says:

    Oops. How funny. I’ve written some articles about writer’s block on my blog if you want to visit.
    Have a great day – keep writing and go back to your list and just START!
    Kind regards, Ilse

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  92. Ermilia says:

    Hilarious! Great work. πŸ™‚

    – Ermisenda

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  93. valentinedee says:

    Adorable take on writer’s block. As a writer, it thankfully doesnt happen often, but when it does, I step away from the project and go outdoors to think. Usually works for me.

    http://valentinedefrancis.blogspot.com/

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  94. So excited for you! It was just a matter of time! Glad your talents are out there for the world to see.

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  95. scribedoll says:

    I love your cartoons! What a fabulous idea! Writer’s block… Humm… I never suffer from writer’s block. Instead, I have Chronic Procrastination Syndrome.

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  96. evervescence says:

    Great cartoon! I certainly can relate to that feeling and I love the metaphor of an actual block!

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  97. Dan says:

    I was really relieved when I clicked on this post and it wasn’t a list of unsuccessful tips for how to overcome writer’s block — #14: keep a dream journal, #74: curl up next to the fire — that always ends with #145: Just get out there and write, buackroo!

    So really, thanks! πŸ™‚

    -Dan

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  98. cuppachatter says:

    It is a pain.I just sleep and wait for another week till something inspires me back.

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  99. This is a very effective, witty and funny metaphor

    I hope to get out of the line soon enough. πŸ™‚

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  100. guitareste says:

    This post made me smile big-time. Thank you!

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  102. Aromamuse says:

    Oh, this is very cute AND poignant!

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  103. “Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block.” – Patrick Rothfuss

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  104. TEworks says:

    Great post! I do a monthly podcast and as I respond to this post, I will admit that I have wandered off to reading your post to keep from admitting that I don’t have anything to write for December’s script! Yes, I’m in the cartoon line; no. 112 staring off into space, LOL.

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  105. Ah I love its! This is adorable and I’m pretty sure I’m going to picture myself in this queue (hopefully standing next to someone awesome!)

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  106. lordbad says:

    Great Post! πŸ˜‰

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  107. catlas says:

    We all can relate to this so well! Thank you for a great post!!!!

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  108. You made me smile. Thanks!

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  109. Your metaphoric block brings out the stubborn and wily in me. I’d storm that thing and come up with an idea just to spite the guy who’s guarding it.

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  110. iamsplatt says:

    I LOL’D at this so hard!

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  111. As I was saying to Sophia Loren (this was years ago, when I worked in her stables), it’s not that I run out of things to say, it’s that I sometimes sit in front of the typewriter or a blank page and a sense of heaviness overcomes me. Well, actually, it’s more than a sense, since at the time I weighed 300 pounds and I’m barely 5’10”. But the effort to write seems so great. Then she would lead me off to one of the stalls, and all of the sudden I’d have loads of energy. But it never seemed to last. By the time we had uh cleaned out the stall, I’d be as full of torpor as I was before.
    She gave me the stable job because I told her that I needed something to hold me over while I worked on my screenplay. It was a Western that was going to take place in Scotland (one of the so-called “Haggis Westerns”). She wanted to star in it. When after 6 months I had produced nothing, she realized I was as full of shit as I’d allowed her stables to become, and she booted me out on my ass.
    Sigh.

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  112. Ariel Driskell says:

    I love this! I broke up with writers block and wrote it “dear john” letter a few months ago lol.

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  113. Angeline M says:

    yup, I’m with Christine@100things100days…I’d back up…way back, then start running and do a jump over the hurdle like in the Olympics πŸ™‚ Ta Da!!!!

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  114. olletron says:

    To block the writers’ block, one must come up with a writers’ block block; i.e. being prepared. Unfortunately, this only works in the whimsical world of metaphor…

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  115. ireney128 says:

    Love this! I just overcame a bit of wrtier’s block … hoping I won’t return there anytime soon! Great post!

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  116. noke says:

    Great cartoon! i love your cartoon verymuch Iam glad to read

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  117. That is exactly what I imagine writer’s block as.

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  118. MaiBao says:

    LOL. I love this! I too have a long list of blog topics/ideas that sometimes I can’t seem to convey into a words.

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  119. toosoxy says:

    brilliantly articulated!

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  120. Sherilyn says:

    That is so funny! I’m doing NaNoWriMo and i have to overcome writers’ block daily to even have a chance of winning! I’m posting this to my FB page.

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  121. tloraine says:

    This made me smile, a sincere smile. Not just the kind you do as a courtesy.

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  123. merry203 says:

    Hahahaha.

    Greetings from Spain!

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  124. Hahha, this is awesome!

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  125. blackshepherd says:

    Let’s have a writers’ block party!!!

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  126. How to cure writers block? (Chocolate Ice Cream) Woot there ya go!

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  127. TheChronicR says:

    Great post. Hilarious but true. Very true. Congratulations on getting on Freshly Pressed!

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  128. this is the most creative, inspiring post about writers block. made me giggle. can relate.

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  129. gaycarboys says:

    Oh I SO know how you feel. I’ve been known to write, re-write then re-write again. Then to sit staring at a blank screen is so frustrating. The good thing about writing for the website is you can change it easily, unlike a printed medium. Funny cartoon.

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  130. theasaurusvol82 says:

    That is so true. I sometimes just give up on the queue and crawl into the metaphorical sewer systems or abandoned subway tunnels. They’re heaps faster, and jammed full of dark and interesting things for inspiration. Failing that, I resort to devising ways of killing off a character. Or else proving their non-existence. I’ve been tackling Santa Claus of late: https://theasaurusvol82.wordpress.com/

    Good luck getting past those infernal barriers.

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  131. Aneesa says:

    Hey congrats on being freshly pressed.

    I only sit Down to write when I have something in my head… Otherwise my mind is blank… That que is so long!!

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  133. I am Teddy says:

    Soooooooo creatiiiiiiiiiiiive,…..

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  134. chijjmes says:

    This is really funny, and oh so real!
    Yanni

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  135. themexsays says:

    I Know just how you feel.

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  136. Eve Redwater says:

    I have so been there!

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  137. loved this one πŸ™‚

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  138. Really loved this one – thanks for sharing! x

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  139. So, definitely a blog for bloggers I loved the illustration reminded me of when I checked my stats this morning to find no one read or hit my blog again today LOL… Makes us all realize we are in a long line of bloggers waiting in line to be seen or read scratching our heads or rears trying to come up with the next idea…. Great illustration talent and as far as writers block I generally pick up my pen- and ditch the computer, pick up my camera, cook something or start another painting. Switching gears to another creative mode- always cures that disease for me.

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  140. sayali611 says:

    Congratulations on being freshly pressed πŸ™‚ Well deserved.

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  141. Great blog:) Funny:) πŸ™‚

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  142. I can so relate :))))

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  143. davetiye says:

    very very beautful

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  144. mdprincing says:

    uninspired is a feeling I know a lot about these days. I push them off as lack of time, shorter days, longer work days and such. I enjoyed your writers block. I know that I have forgotton my best inspirations and ideas, I should have a tape recorder or take the time to write thoughts down, but I don’t and actually believing that I will remember that great “a ha” thought I just had.

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  145. This is so funny and true!! Writer’s block sucks!! Great simple post…love it

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  146. Chandra B. says:

    lovely cartoons. lol πŸ˜€

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  147. hadass420 says:

    Great post! And I feel the same about writer’s block.

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  148. This is interesting. πŸ™‚

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  149. So cute! And so relatable. πŸ™‚ congrats on being freshly pressed!

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  150. Ain’t there a bypass-something? Sad…
    Great post :).

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  151. Candice Marie Martinez says:

    LMAO. I love it!!! That just made my day.

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  152. jentera says:

    Very creative! I kept thinking writer’s block party when I saw the long line.

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  153. vandysnape says:

    ah .. I can see myself in that big crowd of “blocked people” .. πŸ™‚ very funny ..

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  154. sarahnsh says:

    That is just too cute and it looks like coming to an actual writer’s block seems to be just as frustrating as having one. I just tend to sit there for a long time watching the blinking little bar stare back at me, so I don’t know quite what to do when I’m having one either.

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  155. jwebb27 says:

    Haha your characters are so cute. did you create the comics through paint? I tried…lol my comic blog is terrible..at least the characters….i can’t draw with a mouse. But in any case. I understand. I hate writer’s block. Especially when you have a blog to upkeep!

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  156. P says:

    The post is hilarious!!!!

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  157. natasiarose says:

    Ugh. I have writer’s block now. NaNoWriMo is too much pressure!

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  158. Great stuff – looks like i’m just one of many in the queue – i’ll try and remember that for comfort, i’m not alone πŸ™‚

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  159. Fantastic! Aptly timed, with NaNoWriMo weighing so many of us down. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

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  160. jw135 says:

    This is perfect!

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  161. love this! recently I was inhibited by most unhelpful never-ending long line… this post is just perfect..

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  162. seanmrorange says:

    Words of wisdom from Don Draper: β€œJust think about it deeply, then forget it…then an idea will jump up in your face.”
    Works for me πŸ™‚

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  163. So true! I always struggle with writers block/no motivation and it’s a killer. Bravo for portraying it so well! x

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  164. This was very good, made me smile, thanks πŸ™‚

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  165. I’ve definitely been there plenty of times.

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  166. Love this; funny and cute! You may enjoy my latest on the subject:
    http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/11/13/not-amusing/ πŸ™‚

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  167. Sootopolis says:

    Congratulations on making Freshly Pressed πŸ™‚ Your strip was so funny and captured writer’s block perfectly. Best wishes πŸ™‚

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  168. I’m feeling a bit of writer’s block right now for a couple of reasons. Believe it or not, I’m writing about my writer’s block! I hope that helps. Any suggestions you may add are welcome too! πŸ™‚

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  169. sabonseine says:

    your pics make my mind go in a different direction: a whole city block full of writers, hanging out of every window of the tall apartment buildings and walk-ups that make up the street, looking at everyone else lost in thought. above each head are thought bubbles filled with words that their neighbors are looking for. it’s all so simple — like [insert really good metaphor here]

    thanks for the happy distraction!

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  171. Love this; I so can relate. πŸ˜€

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  172. ssofdv says:

    Cute illustration! Been there many times. It’s funny though, when you find your passion in life – writers’ block becomes – “let me watch a movie so I can turn it off,” the mind writing that is. Now I have to force my mind to stop writing for a while.

    When I started writing about domestic violence, my mind froze in the beginning. I was afraid to allow people to see my writing actually – I did not think it was that good. But, writing, writing, writing makes your craft come alive. Kick the block to the curb and just write!

    By the way, congratulations!

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  173. Loved it. Such a long line…

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  174. Just for fun says:

    I also have had the similar experience when updating my blog.
    Now I just write what I like. Don’t make a blog become a burden for us but a way to share and enjoy time of blogging… πŸ™‚

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  175. Love the post – haha it resonates so well I am thinking of making it my desktop background…and my calendar pages…and my framed artwork on the wall… πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  176. Ha! Man I feel your pain! Somedays…it’s just too hard!!!
    http://thediaryofsugarandspice.wordpress.com/

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  177. Fiona.q says:

    so so so so CUTE!!!!

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  178. nipun says:

    nice way of communication

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  179. bintesaeed says:

    that is so good! congratz on being freshly pressed *Thumbz up*

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  180. The dreaded writer’s block. I only feel like writing when I’m doing other things, like showering, driving, etc. I posted about it awhile back.

    http://nicholeexplainsitall.com/2011/09/21/how-not-to-meet-your-writing-deadline/

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  181. ASHOK VAISHNAV says:

    I have always been fascinated with any form of art, of which writing has remained more enigmatic.
    However, having realized that I do not have artist’s material, I did the next best thing – enjoy the art.
    In this queue, you can afford to care too hoots who else are in the line, ahead or after you……

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  182. beautyinvoid says:

    I was totally waiting at the back of that line two weeks ago!
    my fingers where perched above my keyboard for a good 20 min.s before i decided to get in line -.-

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  183. Sony Fugaban says:

    Hehe … A real fun post there!

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  184. Hi
    I love your cartoons and the idea portrayal of your self-talk. It’s so great.

    Did you know that Pythagoras said in 1200BC: “Men draw upon themselves their own misfortunes. (please forgive the PC gender error, though I do not believe Pythagoras ever had to accommodate such wondrous things as political correctness.)

    Taken from my book Mind Manual 1

    REMEMBER THIS: YOU GET WHAT YOU GET NOW BECAUSE OF THE THOUGHTS YOU THOUGHT AND THE CHOICES YOU MADE IN ALL THE PREVIOUS MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE.
    If you are not happy with what you are getting;
    Change thinking patterns,
    Change choices,
    that change your
    ATTITUDES,
    which change your thinking
    BEHAVIOURS,
    Which change
    WHAT YOU GET IN THIS MOMENT NOW.

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  185. Bing says:

    oh, writer’s block. i had it once and i stopped for a year. damn queue.

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  186. bebek şekerler says:

    lol.. gute funny hah ha))

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  187. Venusa says:

    thanks to this post, i have something inspired to move on, despite writer’s block:) thank u!

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  188. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!
    I reckon you need a bulldozer.
    I can totally associate with your writer’s block. I have loads of ideas and am ok when I actually focus, but could see myself being very British and queuing with a deck chair, flask and sandwiches…

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  189. Cherie says:

    Love it! Brought a big smile to my face πŸ˜€

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  190. Joe says:

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! My biggest fear as a blogger/writer is staring at a blank page when I begin a post. The hardest part for me is getting started; but once I do there’s no telling where I’ll stop.

    Great post!
    http://www.jcdickerson.wordpress.com

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  191. faithmccord says:

    Wow, a long line of comments too, hehe πŸ˜€
    Writer’s block leading round the block…

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  193. jules says:

    i seldom never get writers’ block. Not at the moment, anyway.
    great post!

    http://andsuddenlyisee.wordpress.com / http://wordshakermag.wordpress.com

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  195. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! Whenever I come to a “writer’s block” I just envision myself as the girl from Resident Evil. I imagine starting an uprising with the other writers in the line and we overtake the guard and kick down the blockade. Works every time! πŸ™‚

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  196. B Gourley says:

    I loved it.

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  198. neckronn99 says:

    I’m in a slump, too. It snuck up on me while I was editing existing stories, and then I suddenly realized that I hadn’t written anything fresh in four weeks. Insidious….

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  199. Shady says:

    Ha! So cute, and according my blog assistant and people Mom, so true.

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  200. sjmoorman4 says:

    LOVE this!….rings sooo true ;D

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  201. I am so with you on that. I had a blog for 9 years, deleted it due to disputes (parents reading it), and now I have started again, I sit there looking at my Mac, with all the ideas in my notes, and think, mmm once sentence does not a blog make.

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  202. So cute and so true!! Loved this post! πŸ™‚

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  203. kyleericson says:

    Great blog check out mine at http://kyleericson.wordpress.com/

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  204. NS says:

    Gosh. Don’t i experience it, like, everyday??

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  205. LOL, great cartoons! You depicted writer’s block very well! As a poetry writer and blogger I have found that my greatest inspiration comes when I’m not even thinking about it….keep pushing!

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  206. Haha great cartoons, I love that you’re whistling while walking to the writers block πŸ™‚ Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  207. This is the first time I’ve been moved to comment on a blog (I’m new to this place). I really love the cartoon (like really). You seem to be making the best of your block! Maybe have your cartoon character cut in the writer’s block line: who does she cut in front of? What do they talk about? I bet they’re texting someone… so, what are they saying?
    This might not help, but it might help, too.

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  208. Kai says:

    I am experiencing the same thing that real writers experience. Maybe I can call myself a writer. This is too funny.

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  209. misseejit says:

    Writers block- the mental traffic jam. The cartoon is great and really describes what’s it’s like. That long and winding queue is never fun…in the metaphorical sense of course. Great post.

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  210. Well if whenever you get writer’s block you just post funny blogs like this, you’ll never have writer’s block. Very funny cartoon.

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  211. Angela says:

    Hilarious!

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  212. Congrats on being freshly pressed and double congrats on the great comment. While not very helpful, I feel like real writers block could at least be beneficial to take out some of your frustrations on.

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  214. sweetchars says:

    I am still unaware about this site..do they randomly choose posts to be freshly pressed or there is any other procedure? pls reply

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  215. tonilouise89 says:

    Ohh man, this is seriously my life!

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  216. Haha, that is exactly how many of us feel sometimes! You have very funny tweets too. πŸ™‚

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  217. thesilverchick says:

    he he he …. that is just genius!!

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  218. scream911 says:

    I find that writing nonsense sometimes helps. But not always. Wish I could be more helpful πŸ˜›

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  219. hi! i’m going to link this! πŸ™‚ see you at the block! πŸ˜€

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  221. birdy says:

    hi, your cartoon very pretty, i am very like

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  222. jenkakio says:

    Ain’t that the truth. I’m currently in the line right now. I hope they serve beer here at least!

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  223. nerdgirl1984 says:

    Best depiction of a writers block ever!

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