The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Writer’s Blah

It’s not been Writer’s Block, but Writer’s Blah. I’ve found many Nice Things lately, but the stories are giving me fits. It’s like I keep pulling burned cookies from the oven! This week I had a remarkable encounter in a market, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you. Wish me luck, if you would be so kind. πŸ™‚




Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed in one’s luck.

-Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince.

12 comments on “Writer’s Blah

  1. ChristineR
    December 8, 2014

    LOL. πŸ˜€ I’ve got a lack of committment going on with my writing, and it’s more block than blah. A remarkable encounter in a market? Good luck with that, Paige, whatever it is!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 9, 2014

      I find the blog is often on my mind, and I still catch scenes I want to share. I think I’m just a little distracted lately. Best of luck on your blocks–may the words flow freely again! πŸ™‚

  2. Pecora Nera
    December 9, 2014

    Wishing you lots of luck from Italy.

  3. Pamela
    December 9, 2014

    Good luck, Paige, although writing is more craft than chance. The artist must study the planes and angles before picking up the chisel πŸ™‚

  4. markbialczak
    December 9, 2014

    The only way to turn it from encounter to story is hitting these little keys, Paige. You know it in your heart that once you get rollin blah is pretty close to blossom. I expect to see the bloom all over here soon.

  5. Gina left the mall
    December 9, 2014

    Wishing you luck from NYC. Although I don’t think you need it πŸ™‚

  6. Leya
    December 10, 2014

    I just read about the swimming baby – no writer’s blah there…Just push the right button…!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 10, 2014

      Thank you, Leya! I think it’s that I found this “apple encounter” so special and I want to get it right. I’ll keep at it!

  7. Vicki Busseno
    December 13, 2014

    Good luck! Especially since you are on – what? – a 20-hour journey home! πŸ˜‰ Here’s to smiles, good observation, and delightful anecdotes.

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