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Busting blogger’s block: Pick a poem, or cite a statement

10 ways to blog when you don’t feel like blogging

5. Prep your post with a suitable citation.

Every writer probably faces dry spells once in a while, when words seem to flee like campfire ashes in the wind.

Sometimes, the best inspiration for creative communicators comes from others who weave words well.

Are you stuck for words?

Why not pick a favorite poem, catch a collection of topical  quotations, or cite a key statement from a thought-provoking speaker? Such memorable words may awaken your own muse.

Try these quotes on for size, considering the craft of writing itself:

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” (Ernest Hemingway)

"He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license." (Milton Berle)

"A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory." (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) 

Do those quotations give you any new ideas about which you might write?

Here’s the catch: 

Creative works are copyrighted, unless the owner has placed them into the public domain, or the copyright has expired. It pays to check and to credit the original writer or speaker when posting.

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