I am working on putting together a workshop for next spring which I hope to present at the Mass Poetry Festival, tentatively titled "The Naked Writer," about getting past our writerly inhibitions to whatever we might dig up underneath.
I stumbled upon mine by accident, when I started writing persona poems for my recently published science fiction novel, "Relocated," and again when I invented another poet for a follow-on novel.
Two subjects, it turns out, that I normally avoid writing about are:
Spirituality, or religious belief,
But, I can hear you say, what's so awful or scary or intimidating about politics and religion?
Sorry, I haven't figured that one out yet. Right now, I'm working out how to get at the inhibitions in the first place.
Clearly, one way for me was to write persona poems. Another might be to free write. Perhaps another to write about a random subject.
Any subjects you know you won't write about/ don't want to write about?
Margaret Fieland lives and works in the suburbs west of Boston, ma. You can find her hanging out on the web at http://www.margaretfieland.com/ or http://poetic-muselings.net/
Check out her new novel, "Relocated" at http://tinyurl.com/MuseRelocated