"If you haven't got an idea, start a story anyway. You can always throw it away, and maybe by the time you get to the fourth page you will have an idea, and you'll only have to throw away the first three pages."
William Campbell Gault
For writers, sometimes ideas come
easy. Inspiration can come to us in the shower, on the drive home from
work, while we're reading. Ideas can take form from something someone
says in passing conversation, the lyrics in a song, the words printed on
a sign. But sometimes, our creative outlets are tapped. When you're in a
writing rut, nothing seems worth writing about.
But what happens when you get to the fourth page, or the tenth, and
you still don't have any ideas? We all have days when it seems no matter
how much we write, or how hard we try, the writing just isn't there.
And that's okay. Not everything we write is publishable or close to perfect. Sometimes it's just practice.