Writer In The Well


Today I have to write on sentence. One meaningful sentence. A sentence that doesn’t have the word ” sentence” in it.

I have been stricken by writer’s block. Maybe because I’ve been reading a book about a demon ghost for so long that I can’t read or write about anything else until I finish it. It’s The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco, about a Japanese ghost/demon called Okiku.


 Okiku/Sadako/Samara are all based on this legend surrounding Himeji Castle. A servant, Okiku, is betrayed by her master and thrown down a well. Much like how muses/genius/inspiration can, and will desert authors.

Some ways to punish authors into writing:

  1. Bore them
  2. over and over

But that only partly works because of books and SuperWhoLock and the sheer number of books. So once they’re bored, do something interesting. Something unexpected-

I originally tried to get my picture of a baby hummingbird but it won’t get off my phone.

 The unexpected will prompt detailed diary writing. Something long enough may get them back into the habit of writing.

 That is my hope, cause I have plans to write after this stage, but I haven’t actually written yet. Will let you know.

Some comments on how to write is helpful.


Published by TanyX Goffy

I am an author, poet, and playwright. My current WIPs are a doppelganger Dark Academia and sad vampires. I blog about YA LGBTQIAP+ books, with the occasional straight person book for diversity. They/them Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVVFTZUX00P0?ref_=wl_share

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