Questions about my topic

I believe my topic is complex; however, I don’t believe the hardest part is answering something related to my topic but answering a question that is related to how I try to convey my message. Public Health is an issue that is very relevant in our society as we have some people that cannot pay for good housing conditions, some are in areas with poor environmental awareness, and some can’t even pay for their medication. This brings to issue why this occurs and how we can solve it.

An obvious solution would be more governmental regulation, but the only way the government will do something is if we pay them to do it. With this being said, we would need to raise taxes for some. This is where disagreements come in about how we should approach some of these public health problems. So a question that is difficult to answer is why should we help and in what way does it benefit those that are seeing their taxes being raised.

How Do You Overcome Writer’s Block?

Sex and the City

It could be that I’ve been watching a lot of Sex and the City recently or that I’m still not over having written a 15-page paper last semester, but I can’t get the idea of writer’s block out of my head. I’ll start by sharing my own personal definition of what I believe to be “writer’s block.”

(noun) The maddening inability to translate one’s thoughts into words, or to even form these thoughts in the first place.

While I can’t pinpoint an exact instance where I suffered from writer’s block, I know that many of my peers have–including my roommate currently sitting next to me staring blankly at her computer screen, waiting for “inspiration to strike.” She feels creatively blocked, as if her brain is resisting any urge to form coherent thoughts. To me, this sounds physically and emotionally painful. And as I watch her opt for procrastination instead of perseveration, I wonder…how do you, as writers, overcome writer’s block?

Perhaps this post is a preventative call for help from fellow Minors before I dig even deeper into my Capstone project, but I do wonder if anyone would be willing to share their go-to process or activity for overcoming this terrifying condition–one that infects all writers: fiction and nonfiction, professional and amateur. It could be anything from meditating for 20 minutes (as I suggested to my roommate), going to the IM building for a quick workout, or even staring at your computer endlessly waiting until the thoughts start to flow.


Any and all tips are appreciated (and I’ll be sure to share them with my roommate).