Start, stop. Start, stop.




For the first time ever, I am finding writing to be very, very difficult. It’s always been so easy for me! I get a topic, and I can write. Someone gives me a prompt word, and I can write. Off the cuff, from the top of my head, it has always just fallen out of me, and I run down the street chasing after it and laughing.

Words, words, words. Once so very easy to tame, now slip the bars of the cage and disappear into the forests of my head. I know they’re in there, I just have to go round them up! But finding the best way to trap them is the hard part – what kind of bait do words like?