Why is There Writer’s Block and not Chemical Engineer’s Block?

There’s a timeless TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert about the Elusive Creative Genius.

Creatives have been pressured, by society, to be in a state where we consistently have to make ah-mazing work before we’re considered ‘artsy’ enough.

This pressure, according to her, and I concur( not that I have published a bestseller or anything), forces creatives to pressure themselves even more.

Writer’s block happens when the writer is so bent on creating that outstanding piece that she forgets to simply sit down, write and allow the Universe/God/the Muses to do their own thing.

You just need to show up and make art.


Tchassa Kamga lives in Buea, Cameroon. This was written in his pyjamas. At home. Under myopic influence.