Ask any author and they’ll tell you that there are times when writing can be difficult for one reason or another. It could be that you’re tired, you’re not in right frame of mind, or that you simply need a break. Let’s face it, the human mind does have physical limits that it can’t always overcome, and fatigue, injury, and being pulled in too many directions can do this to the best among us. But asking if the well of ideas ever runs dry is kind of funny since it’s like asking if the ocean is going to dry up anytime soon.
That well rarely, if ever, will run dry for a writer. If anything, our cup runneth over, continually.
Many ideas that writers have never make it to the page.
It might seem hard to imagine but ideas come to the average writer all the time no matter how insane or how out of left field they might be. Writers dismiss ideas the way a horse’s tail will swish flies away, almost as a reflex and without any real malice. Those ideas that hover around and seem to have something of merit are still not always picked up since the writer is human can only focus on so many things at a time. But the stimuli that spark these ideas is all around us, and as a result the ideas are generated on a continual basis.
So long as there is something to observe, to listen to, or to experience, the writer will never want for subject material.
Nothing is taboo.
In the scope of a writer nothing is taboo. If it exists in nature or in the sight of humanity then it is fair game for writing. If one limits themselves then perhaps the well could run a bit low, but it will never fully dry out unless one wills it to be so. The idea that anything is not worth writing is one that many writers will look at and analyze, but the daring will go ahead and put down according to their beliefs, their desires, and their own personal style.
Limiting your options tends to limit your ability to cover the depth and breadth of the world that offers so much in the way of ideas.
As the writer the only one that can make that well run dry is you.