“Ms. Taggart, I have the block!”
“You have the block? What do you mean?”
“You know the block, when you have no ideas.”
“Oh, you have writer’s block.”
Holding back laughter I continue.
“Oh I know exactly what that feels like!”
“You get the block?”
Unable to stop myself I use her words.
“I sure do get the block!”
“I thought teachers always know what to write.”
How VERY wrong you are, I think.
“Oh I get stuck for ideas all of the time but I have some strategies that help me! Can I share them with you?”
I pulled out my heart map, my list of things I have been meaning to write about and a few others.
“You made this list?”
“Yes, I am always adding to it. There are always lots of things I want to write about don’t always have the time to write them when they come to my mind so I put them on this list so I remember to write them later.”
“Hm. I think I will make that list.”
Unable to stop myself from using ‘the block’ again,
“I think that will really help to get rid of the block!”