What’s Your Problem?

If I walked up to you and said that, what would you think?

It would depend on the situation. If I didn’t know you, you might think I was trying to annoy you.

If you and I were good friends, and I saw something that wasn’t normal behavior from you, maybe you’d open up and talk to me about it.

That’s the nature of life here on Earth, a lot of times. Different situations lead to different outcomes. And something that doesn’t start out as a problem can become one very quickly (like saying something to someone, and they end up taking it in a way you didn’t intend).

Problems can be simple (“Where did I put my glasses?”) to complex (“What will I do after graduation?”)

If you’re a fiction writer, your characters will have problems–or questions they haven’t found the answers to yet. Like who fiddled with the teleporter that sent the spaceship’s crew back to 1894. Or being worried about what someone thinks about the new girl or guy in town (that problem can be real life, too).

Copywriters deal with problems. Clients or prospects both have problems they need to have solved. People go looking for information and services every day to solve problems–relationship problems, financial problems, memory problems, and so on.

Everyone has problems–sometimes more than one at the same time. They can come from other people, a situation, the environment, and more. Problems can make life hard. Many times, life isn’t easy.

Today is the first time I’ve posted to the blog this week–both of our phone lines were dead. Again, it’s a problem, but there’s nothing I could personally do. I’ve had a lot of “non-internet” time this month, and that’s a good thing.

Sometimes it’s hard to look at the bright side, or even see if there is a bright side, depending on what you’re going through. At some points in my life, I wasn’t sure I’d make it, because I didn’t like the direction my life was headed.

But as long as you’re alive, there’s time to change things. Or at least try to.

What problems have you run into lately? And how did you deal with them? If you’d like, drop me a line about it in the comments.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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