Posts tagged writer's block

Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.
Steve Martin
Clean pages are safe around me.
David Foster Wallace in a letter to Jonathan Franzen during one of his many bouts with writer’s block. (via behindthepage)
Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.
Norman Mailer

A Map to Get Out of Writer’s Block via NY Book Editors
Writer’s block is just a symptom of feeling like you have nothing to say, combined with the rather weird idea that you should feel the need to say something. Why? If you have something to say, then say it. If not, enjoy the silence while it lasts. The noise will return soon enough.
Hugh MacLeod; Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity