The trouble with a baby, for writists, is that they take away your useful melancholy, even the energy to invent some.
The music lets me see the story but the story doesn’t let me write the words.
Meggie Folchart: Having writer’s block? Maybe I can help.
Fenoglio: Oh yes, that’s right. You want to be a writer, don’t you?
Meggie Folchart: You say that as if it’s a bad thing.
Fenoglio: Oh no, it’s just a lonely thing. Sometimes the world you create on the page seems more friendly and alive than the world you actually live in.
Writing is talking, except you get the chance to edit what you just said
Make a list of all the varieties of aliens you can come up with. (And if it’s less than 3,000, then THE PEARS ARE LAUGHING AT YOU, MY FRIEND.)” -Scott Westerfeld from NaNoWriMo Pep Talk.
Whenever I encounter writer’s block, I stop writing … with my hands; and I then start writing with my legs.
To unlock the writer’s block is to keep writing until you can unknot the “not”. If you cannot, then put a can in the plot and unwrap it a lot!
To get over artist’s block, make shitty art.
A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer’s block.
Writer’s block is just another name for fear.